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Jean Grosjean

Written while Jean Grosjean was a prisoner in the Second World War, Terre du temps, his first book, was published by Gallimard in 1946 and attracted a great deal of attention. It was awarded the Prix de la Pl iade. Between lyric and meditation on Biblical themes, the poems work up to a personal apocalypse. Jean Grosjean was born in 1912. He became a Roman Catholic priest, but left the priesthood in 1950. He is a noted translator from Near Eastern and other languages: the Koran, books of the New...See more