Robert Merle


Born
in Tebessa, Algeria
August 28, 1908

Died
March 28, 2004

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Born in Tebessa located in ,what was then, the French colony of Algeria. Robert Merle and his family moved to France in 1918. Merle wrote in many styles and won the Prix Goncourt for his novel Week-end à Zuydcoote. He has also written a 13 book series of historical novels, Fortune de France. Recreating 16th and 17th century France through the eyes of a fictitious Protestant doctor turned spy, he went so far as to write it in the period's French making it virtually untranslatable.

His novels Un animal doué de la raison (A Sentient Animal, 1967), a stark Cold War satire inspired by John Lilly's studies of dolphins and the Caribbean Crisis, and Malevil (1972), a post-apocalyptic story, were both translated into English and filmed, the former as
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Average rating: 4.19 · 15,231 ratings · 802 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
Malevil

4.26 avg rating — 3,417 ratings — published 1972 — 39 editions
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La Mort est mon métier

4.35 avg rating — 4,092 ratings — published 1952 — 44 editions
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Fortune de France

4.12 avg rating — 1,108 ratings — published 1977 — 27 editions
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Les hommes protégés

4.15 avg rating — 1,042 ratings — published 1974 — 7 editions
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The Day of the Dolphin

3.86 avg rating — 835 ratings — published 1967 — 30 editions
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L'île

4.19 avg rating — 601 ratings — published 1962 — 28 editions
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Madrapour

3.80 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 1979 — 13 editions
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Paris, ma bonne ville

4.35 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 1980 — 23 editions
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En nos vertes années

4.16 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 1979 — 21 editions
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Le Prince que voilà

4.26 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 1982 — 20 editions
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Fortune de France En nos vertes années Paris, ma bonne ville Le Prince que voilà La violente amour La Pique du jour La Volte des vertugadins
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“Man is the only animal species capable of conceiving the notion of his own disappearance, and the only one capable of the despair that notion brings. What a strange race: so savagely determined to destroy itself, so savagely intent on preserving itself.”
Robert Merle, Malevil

“(رودلف لانگ به بازجوی آمریکایی) میدانید جهودها برای من شکل یک واحد را داشتند، نه شکل موجودات انسانی را. فکر من فقط روی جنبه‌ی فنی وظیفه‌ام متمرکز می‌شد. و اضافه کردم: کم و بیش مثل خلبانی که بمب‌هایش را روی شهری ول میکند.”
Robert Merle, La Mort est mon métier

“پاریس رودلف، پایتختِ همه‌ی معصیت‌هاست!”
Robert Merle, La Mort est mon métier

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