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Jean Bruller

French author and illustrator

1902   -   1991

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: École alsacienne
occupation: writer, illustrator, playwright, science fiction writer

Jean Marcel Adolphe Bruller (26 February 1902 – 10 June 1991) was a French writer and illustrator who co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit with Pierre de Lescure. Born to a Hungarian-Jewish father, during the World War II occupation of northern France he joined the Resistance and his texts were published under the pseudonym Vercors. Several of his novels have fantasy or science fiction themes. The 1952 novel Les Animaux dénaturés (translated variously into English as You Shall Know Them, Borderline, and The Murder of the Missing Link) was made into the film Skullduggery (1970) starring Burt Reynolds and Susan Clark, and examines the question of what it means to be human. Colères (translated into English as The Insurgents) is about the quest for immortality. In 1960 he wrote Sylva, a novel about a fox who turns into a woman, inspired by David Garnett's novel Lady into Fox (1922). The English translation was nominated for the 1963 Hugo Award for Best Novel.His historical novel Anne Boleyn (1985) presents a very intelligent Anne as having determinedly set about marrying Henry VIII of England in order to separate England from Papal power and strengthen England's independence.
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works

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Le Silence de la mer

short story written in early 1942 by Vercors

author: Jean Bruller

1942

Sylva

book by Vercors

author: Jean Bruller

1961

La Bataille du silence

roman van Jean Bruller

author: Jean Bruller

Les Animaux dénaturés

roman de Vercors

author: Jean Bruller

Zoo ou l'Assassin philanthrope

play written by Jean Bruller

author: Jean Bruller

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