Patrick Modiano


Born
in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
July 30, 1945

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Patrick Modiano is a French-language author and playwright and winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.

He is a winner of the 1972 Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française, and the 1978 Prix Goncourt for his novel "Rue des boutiques obscures".

Modiano's parents met in occupied Paris during World War II and began a clandestine relationship. Modiano's childhood took place in a unique atmosphere: with an absent father -- of which he heard troubled stories of dealings with the Vichy regime -- and a Flemish-actress mother who frequently toured. His younger brother's sudden death also greatly influenced his writings.

While he was at Henri-IV lycee, he took geometry lessons from writer Raymond Queneau, who was a friend of Modiano's mother. He
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“لا أحب الحديث كثيراً. فأنا أدهش من هؤلاء الناس الذين يجيدون الكلام.”
باتريك موديانو

“أحسست بأن الإحباط يستولى علىّ ، بل أكثر من الإحباط ، اليأس الذى يتملكك عندما تُدرك أنك رغم جهدك وميزاتك وكل إرادتك الطيبة ترتطم بعقبة منيعة لا قبل لك بالتغلب عليها.”
باتريك موديانو, Rue des Boutiques Obscures

“She had the right idea, old man, don't you think - to disappear before it gets too late?”
Patrick Modiano, Rue des Boutiques Obscures

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  63 votes, 23.6%

 
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  28 votes, 10.5%

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  19 votes, 7.1%

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  18 votes, 6.7%

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  6 votes, 2.2%

Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano, 123 pages, 1997
 
  4 votes, 1.5%

 
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