Simon, Claude

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Simon, Claude Gender: M
born on 10 October 1913 at 03:56 (= 03:56 AM )
Place Antananarivo, Madagascar, 18s55, 47e31
Timezone MSK h3e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°07' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°40'


French novelist often identified with the nouveau roman movement. His work is thematically and stylistically highly original with war as a constant and central theme.

His father was a career officer who was killed in the First World War. Simon grew up with his mother and her family in Perpignan and he studied in Paris, Cambridge and Oxford. At the beginning of WW II Claude Simon took part in the battle of the Meuse (1940) and was taken prisoner by the Germans. He managed to escape and joined the resistance movement.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1985.

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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1940 (prisoner WW II escaped)
  • Work : Prize 1967 (Prix Médicis for Histoire)
  • Work : Prize 1985 (Nobel prize literature)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (EC DG 62)


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (literature 1985)