|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)|
|Astrology data||03°18' 05°04 Asc. 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.
- friend relationship with de Goulaine, Robert (born 7 July 1933)
- Work : Prize 1951 (Goncourt Prize)
- Traits : Personality : Solitary/ Introvert
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never
- Vocation : Writers : Critic
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Goncourt Prize)