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Jacques Borel

teacher , writer

Jacques Borel, French writer. Certified teacher, France. Decorated officier Ordre National Des Arts et Lettres; recipient prix Goncourt, Academie Goncourt, Paris, 1965, Grand pri Society des Gens de Lettres pour l'Ensemble de l'Oeuvre, 1994. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Club.

Background

Borel, Jacques was born on December 17, 1925 in Paris. Son of Pierre and Lucie (Dubee) Borel.

Education

Licence des Lettres, Sorbonne, University Paris, 1948. Maitrise Lettres, Sorbonne, University Paris, 1949.

Career

Teacher and critic; Adviser Gallimard 1969-1975, Balland 1978-1982. Cultural Attache, French Embassy in Belgium 1984-1986. Contributes poems and essays to Nouvelle Revue Frangaise, Critique, Cahiers du Chemin, Mercure de France, Botteghe Oscure, Cahiers du Sud, Figaro, etc.

Prix Goncourt 1965, Chevalier Arts et Lettres 1971, Officier 1986. Works in Prose 1972; novels: L'adoration 1965, Le retour 1970, Histoire de mes vieux habits 1979. Play: Tata ou de l’education 1967.

Essays: Marcel Proust 1972, Commentaires 1974, Poesie et nostalgie 1979. Diaries: La depossession 1973, Un voyage ordinaire 1975. Autobiography: Petite Histoire de mes Reves 1981.

Short stories: L’Attente 1989, La Cloture 1989, Commemorations 1990. Poems: Sur les Murs du Temps 1990. Translated; James Joyce’s The Cat and the Devil 1966, Collected Poems 1967, Prefaces to Romanciers au travail 1967, Du Bellay’s Poetical Works 1967, Guillevic’s Terraque 1968, Fargue's Vultume and epaisseurs 1971, Francis Jammes’ De 1'Angelus de 1’aube a l’Angelus du soir 1971, Verlaine's Poemes Satumiens, Fetes galantes, Romances sans paroles 1973, Victor Hugo: Choix de poemes 1983, Paroles Ecrites 1986, L’Enfant Voyeur 1987, Lettres d’Europe 1988.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, France.

Works

Membership

Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Club.

Connections

Married Christiane Idrac, September 25, 1948. Children: Denis, Anne, Helene, Claude, Claire.

father:
Pierre Borel

mother:
Lucie Dubee

spouse:
Christiane Idrac