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Jean Giono (1895–1970)

French novelist Jean Giono was born in a small town in the French Alps in 1895. His grandfather was an officer in the French army who took part in the brutal French campaign against the Spanish guerrillas, then turned against his government, was tried and sentenced to death and escaped by hiding in the mountains, where Jean was later born. Giono ... See full bio »

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 2001 Savage Souls (novel)
 1999 La femme du boulanger (TV Movie) (novel "Jean le Bleu")
 1996 Champ d'honneur (Short)
 1995 Le poids du ciel (Short) (short story)
 1995 The Horseman on the Roof (novel)
 1990 L'ami Giono: Le déserteur (TV Movie) (short story)
 1990 L'ami Giono: Ivan Ivanovitch Kossiakoff (TV Movie) (novella)
 1990 L'ami Giono: Onorato (TV Movie) (novella "Onorato")
 1990 L'ami Giono: Solitude de la pitié (TV Movie) (novel)
 1990 L'ami Giono: Ennemonde (TV Movie) (short story)
 1990 L'ami Giono: Jofroi de la Maussan (TV Movie) (short story)
 1989 Der Mann mit den Bäumen (writer)
 1987 The Man Who Planted Trees (Short) (story)
 1984 Les cavaliers de l'orage (novel "Deux Cavalier de l'Orage")
 1981 Faust au village (TV Movie) (short story)
 1980 Colline (TV Movie) (novel)
 1979 Jean le Bleu (TV Movie) (novel)
 1973 Le déserteur (TV Movie) (novel)
 1972 Plain-chant (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 Provinces (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La chevelure d'Atalante ... (writer)
 1965 Song of the World (novel)
 1963 Of Flesh and Blood (novel)
 1960 Croesus
 1958 Le foulard de Smyrne (Documentary short) (writer)
 1958 L'eau vive
 1957 Kara talih (novel "Un de Baumugnes")
 1949 Le bout de la route (play)
 1938 The Baker's Wife (novella "Jean le Bleu")
 1937 Harvest (novel)
 1934 Angele (novel "Un de Baumugnes")
 1934 Jofroi (novella "Jofroi de la Maussan")
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Other Works:

Novel: "Un de Baumugnes" (filmed as Angele (1934), Kara talih (1957)). See more »

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Personal Quote:

No political regime has been able to give man in a thousand years one-thousandth of the happiness brought by a night's sleep.


President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1961 See more »

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