follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

Gracq, Julien

French writer wrote a score of works, including novels, essays, journals, and the literary study Andre Breton: quelques aspects de l'ecrivain. Gracq's fiction displayed the strong surrealist influences of Stendhal and especially Breton, who reportedly admired Au chateau d'Argol (1938), Gracq's first novel. His best-known novel, Le Rivage des Syrtes (1951), was awarded the Prix Goncourt, France's highest literary honour, but Gracq, who maintained an intensely private life and disliked publicity, refused the award.

Learn more about Gracq, Julien with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for gracq,

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends