François Mauriac

François Mauriac
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François Charles Mauriac (11 October 1885 – 1 September 1970) was a French author, member of the Académie française (from 1933), and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1952). He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Légion d'honneur in 1958.

François Charles Mauriac was born in Bordeaux, France. He studied literature at the University of Bordeaux, graduating in 1905, after which he moved to Paris to prepare for postgraduate study at the École des Chartes.
On 1 June 1933 he was elected a member of the Académie française, succeeding Eugène Brieux.

Mauriac had a bitter dispute with Albert Camus immediately following the liberation of France in World War II. At ... more »

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  • ''I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them.''
    François Mauriac (1885-1970), French author. quoted in Newsweek (New York, Nov. 20, 1989).
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