Giono, Jean

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Giono, Jean Gender: M
born on 30 March 1895 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Manosque, France, 43n50, 5e47
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°19' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°09 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 14°32'

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Jean Giono
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French self-taught writer of essays, poetry, plays, film scripts, translations and over thirty novels. Giono was an avid reader in his youth. WW I and the horrors he experienced on the front turned him into a lifelong and ardent pacifist. In 1929 he published his first novel, Colline , followed by two more novels heavily influenced by Virgil and Homer, Un de Baumugnes (1929) and Regain (1930), the three together comprising the famous Pan Trilogy. Marcel Pagnol based three of his films on Giono’s work of this period.

During WW II, Giono was imprisoned briefly for subordination. After the war he was imprisoned again for 5 months accused of supporting the Vichy-regime (he was freed without charges being laid). This led to his being blacklisted, so that for three years he was barred from publication. His work changes in this period from mythic to historical. Although Les deux cavaliers de l’orage, that he started in 1934 and finished in 1950, combines mythical and historical elements in the tragic battle between two brothers.

Giono’s work has won many prizes and was often filmed. He remained tied to Provence and Manosque his all life. In his memory the yearly literary prize: Prix Giono, was founded in 1990.

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  • friend relationship with Gide, André (born 22 November 1869)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1930 (2 children)
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 1944 (5 months prison, on black list for 3 years)
  • Work : Prize 1953 (Prince Rainier of Monaco literary prize)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1954 (elected member Académie Goncourt)
  • Death by Heart Attack 1970
  • Social : Great Publicity 1990 (Prix Giono to his memory)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Lifestyle : Home : Same location lifetime
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award