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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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Crésus Writer


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 2001 Les âmes fortes (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 Le chant du monde (novel)
 1963 Of Flesh and Blood (novel)
 1961 L'art de vivre (Short)
 1960 Crésus
 1959 La duchesse (Short) (adaptation) / (short story)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Short story: "Faust a village" (filmed as Faust au village (1981)). See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | 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.


Survived by his widow and two daughters, Aline and Sylvie. See more »

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