Andrée Chedid (1920-2011)

The Cairo-born francophone novelist & poet Andrée Chedid — whose origins are Lebanese but who has live din France since 1946 — passed away Sunday night in Paris. See Le Monde’s obituary here; some of her works have been translated and published in English, for example her novel The Sixth Day as well as a Selected Poems, Fugitive Sun.

The core works are:

  • À la mort, à la vie: nouvelles. Paris: Flammarion, 1992.
  • L’Autre: roman. Paris: Flammarion, 1969.
  • Cavernes et soleils: poésie. Paris: Flammarion, 1979.
  • Cérémonial de la violence. Paris: Flammarion, 1976.
  • La Cité fertile: roman. Paris: Flammarion, 1972.
  • Le Dernier candidat. Paris: Éditions théâtrales Art et comédie, 1998
  • Le Message. Paris: Éditions Flammarion, 2000
  • L’Enfant multiple. Paris: Flammarion, 1989.
  • La Maison Sans Racine. Paris: Flammarion, 1985.
  • Le Sommeil délivré. Paris: Flammarion, 1952.
  • Le Grand Boulevard.Paris :Flammarion,1996
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2 Responses

  1. bill sherman says:

    & a beautiful woman, re: the earlier-in-life photo on amazon for “fugitive sun”

  2. Angelica Clarke says:

    Textes pour un poème was the first book of poetry in French that I worked through.

    Such a loss, but she had a full life and left plenty of beautifully complex poetry behind.

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