Philippe Claudel





Philippe Claudel


Born
in Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France
February 02, 1962

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Philippe Claudel is a French writer and film director.
His most famous work to date is the novel " Les Âmes Grises " - " Grey Souls ", which won the prix Renaudot award in France, was shortlisted for the American Gumshoe Award, and won Sweden's Martin Beck Award. In addition to his writing, Philippe Claudel is a Professor of Literature at the University of Nancy.

Average rating: 3.83 · 8,430 ratings · 1,040 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
La petite fille de Monsieur...

3.97 avg rating — 2,921 ratings — published 2005 — 52 editions
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Brodeck

4.04 avg rating — 1,930 ratings — published 2007 — 49 editions
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Grey Souls

3.74 avg rating — 2,058 ratings — published 2003 — 56 editions
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The Investigation

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Alles waar ik spijt van heb

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3.54 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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Zonder mij

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Rivier van vergetelheid

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Le monde sans les enfants e...

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Le Café de l'Excelsior

3.75 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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“It's always been difficult for me to speak and express my innermost thoughts. I prefer to write. When I sit down and write, words grow very docile, they come and feed out of my hand like little birds, and I can do almost what I want with them; whereas when I try to marshal them in open air, they fly away from me.”
Philippe Claudel, Brodeck

“...In the end, there's no sort of difference between dying from ignorance and dying under the feet of thousands of men who have regained their freedom. You close your eyes, and then there's nothing anymore. And death is never difficult. It requires neither a hero nor a slave. It eats what it's served.”
Philippe Claudel, Brodeck

“Why did I, like thousands of others, have to carry a cross I hadn't chosen, a cross which was not made for my shoulders and which didn't concern me? Who decided to come rummaging around in my obscure existence, invade my gray anonymity, my meager tranquility, and bowl me like a little ball in a great game of skittles? God? Well, in that case, if He exists, if He really exists, let Him hide His face. Let Him put His two hands on His head, and let Him bow down. It may be, as Peiper used to teach us, that many men are unworthy of Him, but now I know that He, too, is unworthy of most of us, and that if the creature is capable of producing horror, it's solely because his Creator has slipped him the recipe for it.”
Philippe Claudel, Brodeck

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