José Pierre was a playwright, novelist and art historian. He belonged to the
postwar Paris surrealist group that formed around André Breton. He was a member
of Actual, an archive for the dissemination of the secret history of surrealism.
Despite occuring over 80 years ago, the discussions in Investigating Sex feel refreshingly contemporary in their frankness, according to Zoe Strimpel in the Observer- although the attitudes towards women feel more than dated.