Jean Cau

French writer

1925   -   1993

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: writer, journalist, screenwriter
award received: Prix Goncourt, Prix de la nouvelle

Jean Cau (8 July 1925, in Bram, Aude - 18 June 1993) was a French writer and journalist. Born in Bram, Aude, he was secretary to Jean-Paul Sartre, after which he was a journalist and reporter for L'Express, Figaro, and Paris Match. In 1961, he was awarded the Prix Goncourt for The Mercy of God.From the 1970s onwards he grew close to GRECE and his writings became infused with a sun-worshipping neopaganism. Jacques Marlaud dedicated an entire chapter to Cau in his study on contemporary literary and philosophical paganism.
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The Mercy of God


author: Jean Cau


Croquis de mémoire

author: Jean Cau

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