Literary Library

Rene de Ceccatty

January 1, 1952 - French translator, editor, novelist, biographer and screenwriterAuthor of 30 novels and biographies including "To Love", "Retent...

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

December 23, 1804 - October 13, 1869French literary critic and authorAuthor of "Port Royal", "Nouveaux Lundis" and "Mes Poisons"

Jean Racine

December 22, 1639 - April 21, 1699French dramatistAuthor of "Andromaque", "Phedre" and "Athalie"

Gustave Kahn

December 21, 1859 - September 5, 1936French Symbolist poet, art critic, novelist and playwrightAuthor of "The Mad King", "Premiers Poemes" and "Sy...

Jean Genet

December 19, 1910 - April 15, 1986French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist and political activistHis novels include "The Thief's Journey", "Our...

Gisele Freund

December 19, 1908 - March 30, 2000German-born French photographer and photojournalistAuthor of "French Photography in the 19th Century", "James Jo...

Jules de Goncourt

(Seen above with his brother, Edmond) December 17, 1830 - June 20, 1870French novelist, writer and playwrightAuthor of "Les Hommes de Lettres", "R...

Paul Eluard

December 14, 1895 - November 18, 1952French poet and one of the founders of the Surrealist movementAuthor of "Capitale de la Douleur", "Liberte" a...

Gustave Flaubert

December 12, 1821 - May 8, 1880French novelistAuthor of "Madame Bovary", "Salammbo" and "The Temptation of Saint Anthony"

Christian Metz

December 12, 1931 - December 7, 1993French film theoristAuthor of "Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema", "Language and Cinema" and "The Imagi...

Alfred De Musset

December 11, 1810 - May 2, 1857French dramatist, poet and novelistAuthor of the plays "The Moods of Marianne", "Lorenzaccio" and "The Story of a W...

Jean de Brunhoff

December 9, 1899 - October 16, 1937French author and illustrator of children's booksAuthor and illustrator of "The Story of Babar", "The Travels ...