Marcel Jouhandeau


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Marcel Jouhandeau (July 26, 1888–April 7, 1979) was a French writer.

Born in Guéret, Creuse, Marcel Jouhandeau grew up in a world of women presided over by his grandmother. Under the influence of a young woman from the Carmel of Limoges, he embraced a mystical form of Catholicism and for a time thought to enter the orders. However, in 1908 he left for Paris where he studied first at the... more »

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  • ''To really know someone is to have loved and hated him in turn.''
    Marcel Jouhandeau (1888-1979), French writer. "Erotologie," Défense de l'enfer (1935).
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