The Flanders Road

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Oneworld Classics, 2010 - France - 193 pages
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During the German advance through Belgium into France in 1940, Captain de Reixach is shot dead. Three witnesses, involved with him during his liftime in different capacities - a relative, an orderly & a jockey who had a affair with his wife - remember him & help the reader piece together the realities behind the man & his death.

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User Review  - David (Dafydd) - Goodreads

No, I didn't enjoy reading this and it is to do with its style. The reader is warned in the introduction that "... far from evolving a difficult style in which to wrap up simple things, he [Simon] has ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Claude Simon was born on October 10, 1913 in Tananarive, Madagascar. He was educated at the Collège Stanislas in Paris, Oxford University, Cambridge University, and the André Lhote Academy. He traveled extensively through Spain, Germany, the Soviet Union, Italy and Greece until he joined the French Army during World War II, where he was captured by the Germans but soon escaped to join the Resistance. After the war ended, he wrote several books including The Cheat, The Wind, and The Flanders Road. He received several awards including the prize of l'Express in 1961, the Médicis prize in 1967, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1985. He died in Paris France in July 6, 2005.

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