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Julien Gracq (27 July 1910 – 22 December 2007), born Louis Poirier in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, in the French département of Maine-et-Loire, was a French writer. He wrote novels, critiques, a play, and poetry. His literary works were noted for their Surrealism.

Gracq first studied in Paris at the Lycée Henri IV, where he earned his baccalauréat. He then entered the École Normale Supérieure in 1930, later studying at the École libre des sciences politiques.

In 1932, he read André Breton's Nadja, which deeply influenced him. His first novel, The Castle of Argol is dedicated to that surrealist writer, to whom he devoted a whole book in 1948.

During the Second World War, he was a prisoner of war in Silesia with other officers of the French Army. One of the friendships he formed there was with author and literary critic Armand Hoog.

In 1950, he published in the review "Empédocle" a fierce attack on contemporary literary culture and literary prizes (La Littérature à l'estomac). When he won the Prix Goncourt for The Opposing Shore (Le Rivage des Syrtes) the following year, he remained consistent with his criticism and refused the prize.

In 1979, he wrote the foreword re-edition of the Journal de l'analogiste (1954) by Suzanne Lilar; he viewed that work as "Une initiation somptueuse à la poésie".

In 1989, Gracq's work was published by the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. He remained distant from major literary events and faithful to his first publisher, José Corti. Gracq taught history and geography in secondary school (high school) until he retired in 1970.

Gracq lived a quiet life in his native town of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, on the banks of the Loire River. On 22 December 2007, a couple of days after suffering a dizzy spell, he died at the age of 97 in a hospital in Angers.

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Total Books: 79
La maison
2023 - La Maison [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782714313010
ISBN-10: 2714313019
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Balcony in the Forest
2017 - A Balcony in the Forest (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781681371399
ISBN-10: 1681371391
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Les terres du couchant
2014 - Les Terres Du Couchant [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782714311337
ISBN-10: 2714311334
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Dark Stranger
2013 - A Dark Stranger [Pushkin Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781908968357
ISBN-10: 1908968354
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Chateau d'Argol
2013 - Chateau D'argol (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781782270041
ISBN-10: 1782270043
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Aufzeichnungen aus dem Krieg
2013 - Aufzeichnungen Aus Dem Krieg (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783854208389
ISBN-10: 3854208383

La pennsula
2011 - La Pennsula [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788493920043
ISBN-10: 8493920045
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Peninsula
2010 - The Peninsula [Green Integer] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933382395
ISBN-10: 1933382392

A lo largo del camino / Along the way
2007 - A Lo Largo Del Camino / Along the Way [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496834262
ISBN-10: 8496834263
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Reading Writing
2006 - Reading Writing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933527024
ISBN-10: 1933527021
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment

The Shape Of A City
2005 - The Shape of a City (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885586391
ISBN-10: 1885586396
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Travel, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

El Mar De Las Sirtes/ the Opposing Shore
2005 - El Mar De Las Sirtes/ the Opposing Shore [Contemporanea / Contemporary] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788497936477
ISBN-10: 8497936477
Genre: Literature & Fiction

En El Castillo De Argol/ in the De Argol Castle
2005 - En El Castillo De Argol/ in the De Argol Castle [Contempora - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788497936484
ISBN-10: 8497936485

The Narrow Waters
2004 - The Narrow Waters (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885586971
ISBN-10: 1885586973
Genre: Literature & Fiction

King Cophetua
2003 - King Cophetua (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885586865
ISBN-10: 1885586868
Genre: Literature & Fiction

42 rue Fontaine  L'Atelier d'Andr Breton
2003 - 42 Rue Fontaine L'atelier D'andr Breton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782876603745
ISBN-10: 2876603748

Las aguas estrechas
2002 - Las Aguas Estrechas (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788488020352
ISBN-10: 848802035X

2002 - Entretiens [livre non massicoté] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782714307637
ISBN-10: 2714307639

Je voulais pour l'enseble du nom et du prnom un total de trois syllabes
2000 - Je Voulais Pour L'enseble Du Nom Et Du Prnom Un Total De Trois Syllabes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782911127755
ISBN-10: 2911127757

El mar de las sirtes/ The sea of Sirtes
1998 - El Mar De Las Sirtes/ the Sea of Sirtes [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788481091694
ISBN-10: 8481091693
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Proust Stendhal Balzac Flaubert Zola
1997 - Proust Stendhal Balzac Flaubert Zola (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782870271896
ISBN-10: 2870271891

1991 - Le Rivage Des Syrtes [French Edition] (Paperback)
1986 - The Opposing Shore [Twentieth-Century Continental Fiction] (Hardcover)
Balcon En Foret [20th Century Texts] (Hardcover)
Oeuvres Completes Vol 1 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Euvres Completes [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade - French Edition] (Other)
[Julien Gracq et Jules Verne Revue Jules Verne] (Paperback)
Julien Gracq Paysages [French Edition] (Paperback)
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