J.M.G. Le Clézio


Born
in Nice, France
April 13, 1940

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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, better known as J.M.G. Le Clézio (born 13 April 1940) is a Franco-Mauritian novelist. The author of over forty works, he was awarded the 1963 Prix Renaudot for his novel Le Procès-Verbal (The Interrogation) and the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Average rating: 3.65 · 13,529 ratings · 1,541 reviews · 103 distinct worksSimilar authors
Desert

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3.69 avg rating — 1,532 ratings — published 1980 — 59 editions
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The Prospector

3.78 avg rating — 882 ratings — published 1985 — 32 editions
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Wandering Star

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3.64 avg rating — 695 ratings — published 1992 — 19 editions
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The Interrogation

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3.28 avg rating — 766 ratings — published 1963 — 28 editions
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El africano

3.66 avg rating — 1,072 ratings — published 2004 — 32 editions
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Mondo et autres histoires

3.53 avg rating — 593 ratings — published 1978 — 23 editions
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Onitsha

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3.66 avg rating — 481 ratings — published 1991 — 20 editions
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Poisson d'or

3.43 avg rating — 790 ratings — published 1997 — 27 editions
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Ritournelle de la faim

3.41 avg rating — 703 ratings — published 2008 — 33 editions
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Diego et Frida

3.65 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 1993 — 36 editions
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“If you really want to know, I’d rather not have been born at all. I find life very tiring. The thing’s done now, of course, and I can’t alter it. But there will always be this regret at the back of my mind, I shall never quite be able to get rid of it, and it will spoil everything. The thing to do now is to grow old quickly, to eat up the years as fast as possible, looking neither right nor left.”
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Fever

“Nights are long when it's cold and you're waiting for a train.”
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Wandering Star

“Real lives have no end. Real books have no end.”
J.M.G. Le Clézio, The Book of Flights

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