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Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh

Mayo 20, 2019

The life of Jean Anouilh is exactly like that of the great playwrights like Molière. We begin to narrate childhood and then success and suddenly, is no longer a man but of his work: we put the titles telling what they contain and the success or failure that comes. Biography of Jean Anouilh A birth […]

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Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

Mayo 20, 2019

Fragmented Genesis, demanding structure, endless writing, impossible novel. But tireless designs. Proust’s life is found in his notebooks, papers, fragments of texts, confusion of literary genres, incessant recrituras. Everything he felt, suffered, saw him come to a good end one day. Proust is an inmate, obsessive and magnificent, for whom the only reality (choice and […]

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Lamartine

Biography of Alphonse De Lamartine

Mayo 9, 2019

Alphonse de Lamartine was born in Mâcon on October 21, 1790. His father, a gentleman of old stump, had carried the sword, and was a type of righteousness and probity; his mother was one of the most distinguished women of her time, by intelligence and by heart. After the revolution, the whole family settled down […]

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André Gide

André Gide A true genius of letters

Mayo 9, 2019

Where is the real André Gide hidden? In sensual poetry with nietzscheans accents of earthly food? In the depths of these personages, men or women, who lurk, the agitation was addressed to the soul and the body, narratives like the Immoraliste, the narrow gate or Geneviève? In the pastor’s fervently anxious compassion for the pastoral […]

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Jean Racine

Life of Jean Racine

Mayo 9, 2019

Jean Racine was born in La Ferté-Milon (Aisne) on December 21, 1639. At the age of two years, he lost his mother and soon after his father. He was an orphan and raised by his grandmother, Marie des Moulins. But the latter had two sisters and a religious daughter in Port-Royal; and shortly before the […]

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Abbé Prévost

Biography and works of Abbé Prévost

Mayo 9, 2019

Antoine François Prévost, called D’exiles, better known as Abbé Prévost, one of the most fruitful writers of the eighteenth century, was born in 1697 in HESDIN, a small town in Artois, where his family held a distinguished rank. Sent to the Jesuit College to study there, he first took some taste for religious life, and […]

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Biography of Simenon

Mayo 7, 2019

(Liège, 1903-Lausanne, 1989) Belgian writer in French language. Starting from 1927 it published, under different pseudonyms, large number of popular novels. In 1931 he began to publish detective novels, often starring Commissioner Maigret, who have contributed to renewing the genre (Maigret, 1934; The Yellow Dog, 1936; My friend Maigret, 1949; Maigret at school, 1954; The […]

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Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert

Mayo 7, 2019

(Rouen, France, 1821-Croisset, ID, 1880) French writer. Chronologically the third of the great novelists of the French realism (after Stendhal and Balzac), Gustave Flaubert was the most demanding and perfectionist of them in matter of objectivity and style. Son of a doctor, Flaubert’s precocious passion for literature is evident in the small literary magazine Hummingbird, […]

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Andrei Makine

Andrei Makine’s full biography

Mayo 6, 2019

Born in Siberia in 1957, childhood and adolescence in a Siberian orphanage (missing relatives, probably deported). Although he had an erratically educated, brilliant pupil of philosophy and French that he studied since elementary school. Fellow, writes a PhD thesis on French literature at the University of Moscow. At the age of 30, he moved to […]

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Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Mayo 3, 2019

(Lyon, 1900-On the Tyrrhenian Sea, 1944) French novelist and aviator; His experiences as a pilot were often his source of inspiration. Third of the five children of a family of the aristocracy (his/her father had the title of Viscount), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry lived a happy childhood in the family properties, although it lost its progenitor […]

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