Guilloux, Louis

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Guilloux, Louis Gender: M
born on 15 January 1899 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place St.Brieuc, France, 48n31, 2w47
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
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Louis Guilloux


French writer, literary translator, interpreter and journalist known for his Social Realist novels describing working class life and political struggles in the mid-twentieth century. His best-known book is Le Sang noir (Black Blood), which has been described as a foreshadowing of Sartre's La Nausée.

Guilloux was active in left wing causes. In 1927, he signed the petition, published April 15 in the magazine Europe, against the law on the general organization of the nation for war, objecting to the restrictions on intellectual independence and freedom of opinion. After World War II he helped to establish several provincial Maisons de la Culture.

In 1983 the Conseil général des Côtes-d'Armor created the Louis Guilloux Prize to perpetuate the literary ideals and values of the Breton writer. The prize is granted each year to a work in the French language which is characterized by the humane qualities of generous thought, refusing all dualism and all sacrifice of individuality in favor of ideological abstractions.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 1924
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1935 (Secretary of the first World Congress of Anti-fascist Writers)
  • Work : Prize 1942 (Prix du roman populiste for Le Pain des Rêves)
  • Work : Prize 1949 (Prix Renaudot for Le Jeu de Patience)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1980 in St.Brieuc

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Lifestyle : Home : Same location lifetime
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction