Patrick Modiano

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Patrick Modiano


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

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

He is a winner of the Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1972, the Prix Goncourt in 1978 for his novel Rue des boutiques obscures and of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2014.

Modiano's parents met in occupied Paris during World War II and began their relationship in semi-clandestinity. Modiano's childhood took place in a unique atmosphere: between the absence of his father -- of which he heard many troubled stories -- and his mother's frequent tours, he had to complete his secondary education by government aid. This brought him closer to his brother, Rudy, who died of a disease at age 10 (the works of Patrick Modiano from 1967 to 1982
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Rue des boutiques obscures

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Villa triste

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L'Herbe des nuits

3.34 avg rating — 1,548 ratings — published 2012 — 39 editions
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La Place de l’Étoile

3.12 avg rating — 745 ratings — published 1968 — 18 editions
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“لا أحب الحديث كثيراً. فأنا أدهش من هؤلاء الناس الذين يجيدون الكلام.”
Patrick Modiano

“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.”
Patrick Modiano, Rue des boutiques obscures

“أيمكن أن لا يتذكر المرء مكاناً قضى فيه بعضاً من حياته.”
Patrick Modiano, Rue des boutiques obscures

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