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Louis Guilloux

French writer

1899   -   1980


country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
occupation: writer, translator, novelist, screenwriter
award received: Prix Renaudot, Eugène Dabit populist novel award, Grand prix de littérature de l'Académie française, Prix Breizh, Prix Blumenthal

Louis Guilloux (15 January 1899 – 14 October 1980) was a French writer born in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, where he lived throughout his life. He is known for his Social Realist novels describing working class life and political struggles in the mid-twentieth century. His best-known book is Le Sang noir (Blood Dark), which has been described as a "prefiguration of Sartre's La Nausée."
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