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Jeanne Cressanges,[1] real name Jeanne Mouchonnier (born 6 May 1929 in Noyant-d'Allier (Allier) is a French screenwriter, dialoguist, essayist, and novelist.

Jeanne Cressanges
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Jeanne Cressanges at festival Les Imaginales (fr) of Épinal in may 2016
Born Jeanne Mouchonnier
6 May 1929
Noyant-d'Allier
Occupation Novelist
Essayist
Screenwriter

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BiographyEdit

Jeanne Cressanges was born in a modest family of the Bourbonnais. Her paternal family was a family of plasterers-painters from Dompierre-sur-Besbre,[2] Her maternal family was a peasant family of Noyant-d'Allier. Her father, Jules Mouchonnier, worked for the railways. She grew up in Saint-Sornin, in the Bourbonnaise countryside.

Between 1960 and 1970, she was a reader at Éditions Julliard and a columnist at Les Nouvelles littéraires. In 1968, she moved to Épinal, to follow her husband. The Vosges department was the setting for several of his novels, like Les Eaux rouges and Le Luthier de Mirecourt.[3]

WorksEdit

Novels
  • 1959: La Femme et le manuscrit, Éditions Grasset
  • 1962: La Feuille de bétel, Casterman.[4]
  • 1963: Le Cœur en tête, Casterman - Prix de la ville de Vichy 1964
  • 1967: La Part du soleil, Julliard
  • 1969: La Chambre interdite, Julliard
  • 1973: Mourir à Djerba, Éditions Denoël
  • 1984: La Mariée de Saint-Médard, Flammarion - Jeanne Cressanges was host of Bernard Pivot in Apostrophes for this novel
  • 1988: Les Eaux rouges, F. Bourin - Jeanne Cressanges was host of Bernard Pivot in Apostrophes for this novel
  • 1995: Les Trois Naissances de Virgine, Julliard - Prix Allen
  • 1997: Un Amour de 48 heures, Flammarion
  • 1999: Le Luthier de Mirecourt, Denoël
  • 2002: Les Ailes d'Isis, Le Cherche midi (fr) - Feuille d'or de la ville de Nancy
  • 2005: Le Soleil des pierres, Le Cherche midi - Prix Erckmann-Chatrian
Essays
  • 1976: Les chagrins d'amour, Grasset
  • 1979: La vraie vie des femmes commence à quarante ans,[5] Grasset
  • 1982: Ce que les femmes n'ont jamais dit, Grasset - Jeanne Cressanges was host of Bernard Pivot in Apostrophes for this essay
  • 1986: Parlez-moi d’amour, Flammarion
  • 1992: Seules François Bourin
Tale
  • 1995: La Petite Fille aux doigts tachés d'encre, Flammarion
Short stories
  • 2012: Soledades, Ed. du Murmure
  • 2014: Rencontres, Ed. du Murmure
  • 2016: Entre deux sourires, S. Domini éd.
Trivia
  • 2009: Je vous écris d'Épinal, S. Domini éd.
  • 2011: Je vous écris du Bourbonnais.,[6] S. Domini éd. - Prix Allen
  • 2014: Mes Vosges. Itinéraires amoureux, S. Domini éd.
Cinematographic adaptations, scenarios and dialogues

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ This is a pen name, drawn from the name of a Bourbonnais village close to Cressanges, a commune located between Noyant and St Sornin.
  2. ^ Site de la mairie de Dompierre.
  3. ^ « La douce petite musique de Jeanne Cressanges », L'Est républicain, 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ The novel deals with the installation of a repatriated community of Indochina in Noyant-d'Allier and love between people of different cultures. In 1973, a television series in four episodes by Odette Collet, also titled La Feuille de bétel (fr) was based on the novel.
  5. ^ For this essay, she was received by Jacques Chancel, in his program Radioscopie, 25 April 1979.
  6. ^ La Montagne, 22 novembre 2011.

BibliographyEdit

  • Michel Caffier (2003). "Jeanne Cressanges". Dictionnaire des littératures de Lorraine (in French). 1. Metz: Serpenoise. pp. 267–270. ISBN 2-87692-569-9.

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