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Ring Roads Hardcover – May 30, 1974


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A Marcel Proust of our time Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy Modiano is a pure original Adam Thirlwell From the satirical portrayal of anti-Semitism in his debut novel [La Place de l' toile] to later books such as The Search Warrant and Missing Person (winner of the 1978 Prix Goncourt), the Occupation shapes much of Modiano's work Boyd Tonkin, Independent Modiano is the poet of the Occupation and a spokesman for the disappeared, and I am thrilled that the Swedish Academy has recognised him Rupert Thomson, Guardian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Patrick Modiano was born in Boulogne-Billancourt in the western suburbs of Paris in 1945. His childhood was spent in various boarding schools. His parents were often absent, and from an early age he was left to his own devices. After passing his baccalaur at, he left full-time education and dedicated himself to writing,encouraged by the French writer Raymond Queneau. From his very first book to his most recent, he has pursued a quest for identity and some kind of reconciliation with the past. His screen plays include Lacombe Lucien (dir. Louis Malle, 1974) and among his many prizes are the Grand Prix du roman de l'Acad mie fran aise (1972), the Prix Gouncourt (1978) and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (2012). He lives in Paris. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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