François Billetdoux

François Billetdoux (7 September 1927 – 26 November 1991) was a French dramatic author and novelist.

BiographyEdit

His works describe the world with a fierce humor of a somewhat burlesque style, which sometimes turns into black humor.[1]

Billetdoux was born in and died in Paris. He was President of the Société des gens de lettres in 1972.[2] His daughter, Raphaële Billetdoux is also a writer.

In 1989 he was awarded the Grand Prix du Théâtre de l’Académie Française.

PlaysEdit

  • À la nuit la nuit (1955)
    • Night in the night, Jelm Mountain Publishers, 1980, ISBN 978-0-936204-09-3
  • Le comportement des époux Bredburry (1955)
  • Tchin-Tchin (1959) translated into English by Willis Hall 1960 retitled Chin-Chin
  • Va donc chez Thorpe (1961)
  • Comment va le monde, Môssieu ? Il tourne, Môssieu (1964)
  • Il faut passer par les nuages (1966)
  • Silence, l'arbre remue encore (1967)
  • Femmes Parallèles (1970)
  • Rintru pa trou tar, hin (1971)
  • Les Veuves (1972)
  • La Nostalgie, camarade (1974)
  • Ai-je dit que je suis bossu (1980)
  • Réveille-toi, Philadelphie (1988)

NovelsEdit

  • L'Animal (1955)
  • Royal garden blues (1957)
  • Brouillon d'un bourgeois (1961) (translated into English by Ralph Manheim as "A Man and His Master," published by Secker & Warburg in 1963)

ReferencesEdit