Saturday 9 April 2011
LEMONDE Danièle Sallenave is a woman of many talents and curiosities. The French Academy has elected to include her in this prestigious institution. The novelist has been designated, on the first ballot, by a vote of 18 out of 28 voters, 5 to succeed Maurice Druon.
Born in Angers in 1940, Danièle Sallenave, is a French literary theoretician and novelist. Her early works, beginning with Paysages de ruines avec personnages (1975), are formal experiments; the narrative organization of Le Voyage d’Amsterdam (1977) resembles a musical score. Villes et villes (1991) explores Rome, Leningrad, and Calcutta. Adieu (1988) evokes a brief period a young man spends with his elderly uncle.
See online : : Danièle Sallenave élue à l’Académie française