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27.02.2008 - Interpretation of dali48
Both stories (Le Vent, 1957, and L'Herbe, 1958) take place in the South of France, where Simon himself has his roots and lives as a viticulturist... - And over it all howls the hot mistral - the wind that fills the people with its everlasting, parching, dusty indefatigability - an inhuman element in which the people live as if - despite their activities and meddling, they are imprisoned in conditions which are more lasting and more powerful than themselves... (Claude Simon, Nobel Prize 1985)
Interpretation of dali48
Claude Simon (1913 – 2005) was a French novelist and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature. He was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, and died in Paris, France... - His parents were French, his father being a career officer who was killed in the First World War. He grew up with his mother and her family in Perpignan in the middle of the wine district of Roussillon... - After secondary school at Collège Stanislas in Paris and brief sojourns at Oxford and Cambridge he took courses in painting at the André Lhote Academy... - He then travelled extensively through Spain, Germany, the Soviet Union, Italy and Greece - This experience as well as those from the Second World War show up in his literary work... - At the beginning of the war Claude Simon took part in the battle of the Meuse (1940) and was taken prisoner. He managed to escape and joined the resistance movement... - At the same time he completed his first novel, Le Tricheur ("The Cheat", published in 1946), which he had started to write before the war... - He lived in Paris and used to spend part of the year at Salses in the Pyrenees... - In 1961 Claude Simon received the prize of L'Express for La Route des Flandres and in 1967 the Médicis prize for Histoire. The University of East Anglia made him honorary doctor in 1973... - Despite these influences, Simon's work is thematically and stylistically highly original. War is a constant and central theme (indeed it is present in one form or another in almost all of Simon's published works), and Simon often contrasts various individuals' experiences of different historical conflicts in a single novel... - In addition, many of the novels deal with the notion of family history, those myths and legends which are passed down through generations and which conspire in Simon's work to affect the protagonists' lives. In this regard, the novels make use of a number of leitmotifs which recur in different combinations between novels... - Simon's principal obsession, however, is with the ways in which humans experience time (another Modernist fascination). The novels often dwell on images of old-age, such as the decaying 'LSM' or the old woman... - Simon's use of family history equally attempts to show how individuals exist in history - that is, how they might feel implicated in the lives and stories of their ancestors who died long ago... (Wikipedia)
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09/22/2011 - Interview with Author dali48 on Google +