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Françoise Mallet-Joris: a long literary career

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in French Feminist Writers, French Literature, French Writers | 0 comments

The author of L’Empire Céleste and a member of l’Académie Goncourt, Françoise Mallet-Joris died on Saturday, August 13 2016.  The sad news of her death was announced by Pierre Assouline, writer and journalist, who succeeded Françoise Mallet-Joris on the Goncourt jury after her resignation in 2011 for health reasons. What Pierre Assouline said about...

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Benoîte Groult – Portrait of a Rebel

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in French Feminist Writers, French Literature, French Writers | 0 comments

The French feminist, novelist and author Benoîte Groult died on Monday 20 June 2016 in Hyères, southeastern France where she lived. The author’s daughter Blandine Caunes said, “She died in her sleep as she wanted, without suffering”, The author of Ainsi soit-elle was 96. The figure of Moïra, which was dear to Benoîte Groult, embodies...

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