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The Jardin des Plantes

The Jardin des Plantes( )
Author: Simon, Claude
Translator: Stump, Jordan
ISBN:978-0-8101-1723-5
Publication Date:Nov 2001
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.197 Pounds
Author Biography
Simon, Claude (Author)
Claude Simon was born on October 10, 1913 in Tananarive, Madagascar. He was educated at the Collège Stanislas in Paris, Oxford University, Cambridge University, and the André Lhote Academy. He traveled extensively through Spain, Germany, the Soviet Union, Italy and Greece until he joined the French Army during World War II, where he was captured by the Germans but soon escaped to join the Resistance.

After the war ended, he wrote several books including The Cheat, The Wind, and The Flanders Road. He received several awards including the prize of l'Express in 1961, the Médicis prize in 1967, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1985. He died in Paris France in July 6, 2005.

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