Robert Merle

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Author(1908–2004)
Robert Merle was a French novelist who is best known for publishing war memoirs and novels inspired by English genres.

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Robert Merle was a French novelist and essayist, born in Tebessa, N Algeria. An agrégé in English, he published his war memoirs and novels inspired by English genres, including Week-end à Zuydcoote (1949, Prix Goncourt), La Mort est mon Métier (1953), Maleville (1972), and Un Animal doué de raison. Other works include essays on Wilde and Ben Bella, and a historical portrait L'Enfant Roi.

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French novelist and essayist, born in Tebessa, N Algeria. An agrégé in English, he published his war memoirs and novels inspired by English genres, including Week-end Zuydcoote (1949, Prix Goncourt), La Mort est mon Métier (1953), Maleville (1972), and Un Animal doué de raison. Other works include essays on Wilde and Ben Bella, and a historical portrait L'Enfant Roi.

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