Simin Palay is a Poète and philologist French of expression Béarnais E born with Casteide-Doat, the borders of the Béarn (Yrénées-Atlantiques) and Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrénées) in 1874 and died in Gelos (Yrénées-Atlantiques) in 1965.
- Simin Palay (1874-1965) was the largest poet in language Béarnais E of the beginning of the XXe century. He is the author of poetries, plays and various works in prose.
- He was workman tailor in his youth,
- Autodidacte, he passed his whole life to defense and the illustration of the language Béarnais E .
- Polygraph, it touched with all the literary kinds and this, each time with talent: he was dramatic author, novelist, lexicographer, lyric poet, etc
- He is the creator with M.Camelat of the Escole Gastoû Febus and the review Reclams de Béarn E Gascougne.
- It received many distinctions:
- Cicada of gold of majoral of the Félibrige,
- Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, etc
- a college of Lescar and a street of Gelos bear its name,
- Its bust is drawn up with the Beaumont park with Pau.
Great events of the life of Simin Palay
1874 : Simin (Jean-Maximin) Palay is born with Casteide-Doat, of a father tailor and a mother tisserande.
1888 : The Palay family settles with Vic-in-Bigorre because the father opened a shop there. Men of the letters and artists cross there: indeed, Yan Palay itself, the father of Simin, is storyteller and a little poet.
1890 : at a literary meeting, Simin meets with Tarbes, Miquèu de Camelat, young poet bigourdan originating in Arrens; it is the beginning of a friendship and a collaboration which will last until death.
1891 : Simin Palay leaves for Arrens; it founds with Camelat an almanac there: " Armanac Patouès of Bigorre". Writers and poets inhabitant of Béarn and bigourdans collaborate in it. All units consider the creation of a structured literary company.
1896 : It is with A.Plante, mayor of Orthez, that creates for itself the Escole Gastoû Febus, school affiliated to Félibrige.
1902 : Simin Palay becomes sub-editor to the newspaper inhabitant of Béarn " The patriote". It remains there until the newspaper in 1945 disappears. He writes articles as inhabitants of Béarn and the sign " Lou Talhur de Pau".
- 1910: it is scrambled with Plante, capdau of Escole Gastoû Febus, for a discussion on the contents of the Reclams review.
1920: Palay is named majoral of Félibrige.
1923 : It becomes capdau of Escole Gastou Febus. It will be it until its death. By this skew, it represents association with many demonstrations félibréennes and folk where its talents of speaker, singer and poet make wonder.
About the same time it creates the Museum Inhabitant of Béarn that it animates with passion, sticking to furniture inhabitant of Béarn.
1932 : Palay comes to end from the drafting from the dictionary put in building site about 1910; the 1st volume appears in 1910, 2nd in 1934.
1960 : Distinction: Palay and Camelat, chevalier of the Legion of Honors.
1965 : Palay dies in Gelos (3 years after his/her friend Camelat).
Bercets of yoeness E coundes ent' arrise (1899 - Worms of youth )
- sounets E quatourzis (1902 - Sonnets and Quatorzains )
- Box! (1909 - poems on the native house - On our premises! )
- Las pregaries E tired pardoned (1926 - mystical poems - prayers and the graces )
- Lou bent which passes (1958 - wind which passes ).
- Simin Palay wrote approximately sixty parts, in prose or worms.
Dictionary of the inhabitants of Béarn and the Gascon modern
Around the table inhabitant of Béarn , (1932)
- kitchen of the country , (1936)
- Cansous entaus maynadyes (1900)
- Cansous trufanderes (1924)
- Songs of Béarn and Gascogne (1951), in collaboration with J.Poueigh
Biography of Simin Palay
- Choice of poems
- Texts interpreted by Marcel Upstream
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