Claude Simon

1913 - 2005

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Claude Simon (French: [klod simɔ̃]; 10 October 1913 – 6 July 2005) was a French novelist and was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Simon has received more than 190,476 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Claude Simon is the 299th most popular writer (down from 292nd in 2019), the most popular biography from Madagascar and the most popular Malagasy Writer.

Claude Simon was a French novelist, poet, and essayist. He is most famous for his novels "The Flanders Road" and "The Golden Fleece."

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French fiction
Upon arriving in a southern French town to claim his inheritance, a stranger unwittingly stirs up a storm of violent emotions.
L' herbe
French fiction
Corps conducteurs
Le palace


Among writers, Claude Simon ranks 299 out of 7,302Before him are Carl Spitteler, Colette, Sayyid Qutb, Anne Brontë, Jon Fosse, and Heinrich von Kleist. After him are Lucan, Elfriede Jelinek, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Carlos Castaneda, Pierre Beaumarchais, and Chrétien de Troyes.

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Among people born in 1913, Claude Simon ranks 11Before him are Menachem Begin, Willy Brandt, Rosa Parks, Jean Marais, Robert Capa, and Josef Bican. After him are Jesse Owens, Klaus Barbie, Gustáv Husák, Burt Lancaster, Ramón Mercader, and Paul Ricœur. Among people deceased in 2005, Claude Simon ranks 8Before him are Edward Heath, Rosa Parks, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, George Best, Arthur Miller, and Fahd of Saudi Arabia. After him are Rinus Michels, Peter Drucker, Hans Bethe, Paul Ricœur, Simon Wiesenthal, and Rafic Hariri.

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In Madagascar

Among people born in Madagascar, Claude Simon ranks 1 out of 36After him are Ranavalona III (1861), Ranavalona I (1788), Andrianampoinimerina (1745), Ranavalona II (1829), Didier Ratsiraka (1936), Radama I (1793), Philibert Tsiranana (1912), Marc Ravalomanana (1949), Radama II (1829), Rasoherina (1814), and Gabriel Ramanantsoa (1906).

Among WRITERS In Madagascar

Among writers born in Madagascar, Claude Simon ranks 1After him are Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo (1901).