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Claude Simon

Claude SimonAKA Claude Eugène Henri Simon

Born: 10-Oct-1913
Birthplace: Tananarive, Madagascar
Died: 6-Jul-2005
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Le Tricheur

Military service: French Army (31st Dragoons); French Resistance (WWII, captured, escaped)

Father: (cavalry officer, d. WWI)
Wife: Yvonne Ducing (m. 1951)
Wife: Rhea Karavas (m. 1978)

    High School: Collège Stanislas, Paris
    University: Lycée Saint-Louis (dismissed)
    University: Painting, André Lhote Academy
    University: Oxford University
    University: Cambridge University

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1985
    Prix Médicis 1967 for Histoire
    Taken Prisoner of War
    Escaped from Prison

Author of books:
Le Tricheur (1945, novel)
La Corde raide (1947, novel)
Gulliver (1952, novel)
Le Sacre du printemps (1954, novel)
Le Vent (1957, novel)
L'Herbe (1958, novel)
La Route des Flandres (1960, novel)
La Palace (1962, novel)
Histoire (1967, novel)
La Bataille de Pharsale (1969, novel)
Orion aveugle. Essai (1970)
Les Corps conducteurs (1971)
Triptyque (1973, novel)
Leçon de choses (1975, novel)
Les Géorgiques (1981, novel)
L'Invitation (1987)
L'Acacia (1989, novel)
Le jardin des plantes (1997)
Le tramway (2001)

Wrote plays:
La Separation (1963)

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