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Louis Guilloux

Louis Guilloux (1899-1980) was the author of over 20 works of fiction, theater and nonfiction, as well as a translator of American literature, including Claude McKay's Home to Harlem and John Steinbeck's The Pastures of Heaven . He is best known for Le sang noir , the First World War novel considered his masterpiece, and for Le jeu de patience , which was awarded the Prix Renaudot in 1949. In 1967 he received the Grand Prix National des Lettres for his body of work. Alice Kaplan is the author...See more