Hélène Guisan

Hélène Guisan-Démétriadès (née Démétriadès, born 16 November 1916) is a Swiss Vaud writer, poet and teacher.

Guisan-Démétriadès was born in Instanbul, Ottoman Empire on 16 November 1916. She came to Switzerland at the age of six. After studying literature and years of teaching Ancient Greek, she married the Vaud councilor Louis Guisan [fr].

He translated Greek tragedies into French and wrote many articles of spiritual reflection. She is also the author of La Tierce présence a work which was awarded the Prix Ève Delacroix of the Académie française in 1995.


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