Gracq, Julien

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Julien Gracq
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Gracq, Julien Gender: M
Poirier, Louis
born on 27 July 1910 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, France, 47n22, 1w01
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 03°18' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°04 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 16°19'


French author, critic, poet and playwriter. He was primarily a geographer and historian and spent 23 years of his life teaching these subjects.

In all his work he is an inheritor of the surrealist ideal in its most creative and innovative sense. Gracq had much in common with early German Romanticism.

All his life he remained consistent with his criticism and refused any prize, the most notable was his unprecedented refusal of the prestigious Prix Goncourt for his third and best novel, Le Rivage des Syrtes (1951, The Opposing Shore). He refused Le Grand Prix National des Lettres in the 1980s, and refused to perform on Bernard Pivot's television book show, causing a publishing scandal.

He never married.

He died 22 December 2007, Angers.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 1951 (Goncourt Prize)

Source Notes

Geslain archive


  • Traits : Personality : Solitary/ Introvert
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Goncourt Prize)