- "En littérature, je me suis successivement épris de Rimbaud, de Jarry, d'Apollinaire, de Nouveau, de Lautréamont, mais c'est à Jacques Vaché que je dois le plus"
- ("In literature, I was successively taken with Rimbaud, with Jarry, with Apollinaire, with Nouveau, with Lautréamont, but it is Jacques Vaché to whom I owe the most")
He was born on 7 September 1895 in Lorient, France, and died in a hotel room in Nantes on 6 January 1919 from an overdose of opium. Alongside him lay the naked body of another French soldier. André Breton believed his death to be a suicide. He was known for his indifference and for wearing a monocle.
- Emmerson, Charles (2019). Crucible : the long end of the Great War and the birth of a New World, 1917-1924. London. ISBN 978-1-84792-396-7. OCLC 1121613304.
- Lettres de guerre - with essays by André Breton (Au Sans Pareil, 1919)
- Jacques Vaché by Bertrand Lacarelle (Grasset, 2005)
- 4 Dada Suicides: Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma & Jacques Vaché (Anti-Classics of Dada) by Vaché, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma, and Arthur Cravan. Roger Conover, Terry J. Hale, Paul Lenti, and Iain White (editors), 1995, Atlas Press; ISBN 0-947757-74-0
- Jacques Vaché and the Roots of Surrealism: Including Vaché's War Letters & Other Writings by Franklin Rosemont. Charles H Kerr Company Publishers, 2008; ISBN 0-88286-321-5
- Electronic text of Lettres de guerre at the Digital Dada Library