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Michon, Pierre 1945-

Works: 129 works in 604 publications in 11 languages and 9,798 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Interviews  Biographies  Short stories  Historical fiction  Church history 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor, Creator, Contributor, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ2673.I298, 843.914
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Rimbaud the son by Pierre Michon( )

53 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimbaud the Son, widely celebrated upon its publication in France, investigates the life of a writer, the writing life, and the art of life-writing. Pierre Michon in his groundbreaking work examines the storied life of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud by means of a new literary genre: a meditation on the life of a legend as witnessed by his contemporaries, those who knew him before the legends took hold. Michon introduces us to Rimbaud the son, friend, schoolboy, renegade, drunk, sexual libertine, visionary, and ultimately poet. Michon focuses no less on the creative act: What presses a person to write? To pursue excellence? The author dramatizes the life of a genius whose sufferings are enormous while his ambitions are transcendent, whose life is lived with utter intensity and purpose but also disorder and dissolution-as if the very substance of life is its undoing. Rimbaud the Son is now masterfully translated into English, enabling a wide new audience to discover for themselves the author Publishers Weekly called "one of the best-kept secrets of modern French prose."
Winter mythologies : and Abbots by Pierre Michon( )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This welcome volume brings to English-language readers two beautifully crafted works by the internationally acclaimed French author Pierre Michon. Populated by distant and little-known figures-Irish and French monks, saints, and scientists in Winter Mythologies; Benedictine monks in the Vendée region of France in Abbots-the tales frequently draw on obscure histories and other literary sources. Michon brings his characters to life in spare, evocative prose. Each, in his or her own way, exemplifies a power of belief that brings about an achievement-or catastrophe-in the real world: monasteries are built upon impossibly muddy wastes, monks acquire the power of speech, lives are taken, books are written, saints are created on the flimsiest of evidence. Michon's exploration in ancient archives has led him to the discovery of such often deluded figures and their deeds, and his own exceptional powers bestow upon them a renewed life on the written page. This in turn is an example of the power of belief, which for Michon is what makes literature itself possible. Winter Mythologies and Abbots are meant to be read slowly, to be savored, to be mined for the secrets Michon has to tell
The origin of the world by Pierre Michon( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in a succession of rainy days and sleepless nights, the young teacher falls under the spell of one of the town's residents, Yvonne, a woman of transcendent beauty. "Everything about her screamed desire, something that people say enough that it's almost meaningless, but it was a quality that she gave of generously to everyone, to herself, to nothing, when she was alone and had forgotten herself, setting something in motion while settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head slightly, gold earrings brushing her cheek while she watched you or watched nothing at all; this desire was open, like a wound; and she knew it, wore it with valor, with passion. But what are words?" In Michon's hands, words are marvels."--Cover
Masters and servants by Pierre Michon( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories featuring historical painters and their milieus. In Io mi voglio divertir, the dying Watteau burns his erotic paintings, while in Trust This Sign, a starving Lorentino swaps a masterpiece for a pig. By a French writer
The eleven by Pierre Michon( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corentin, a painter brought up among provincial aristocracy, is commissioned by Louis XV's mistress to create a painting which he calls "The Eleven," representing the eleven members of the Committee of Public Safety
Vies minuscules : récit by Pierre Michon( Book )

73 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Il a caressé des petits serpents très doux ; il parlait toujours. Le mégot brûlait son doigt ; il a pris sa dernière bouffée. Le premier soleil l'a frappé, il a chancelé, s'est retenu à des robes fauves, des poignées de menthe ; il s'est souvenu de chairs de femmes, de regards d'enfants, du délire des innocents : tout cela parlait dans le chant des oiseaux ; il est tombé à genoux dans la bouleversante signifiance du Verbe universel. Il a relevé la tête, a remercié Quelqu'un, tout a pris sens, il est retombé mort." -- Description de l'éditeur
Corps du roi by Pierre Michon( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vijf essays met associatief verspringende bespiegelingen over de ontwikkelingsgang van Samuel Beckett, Gustave Flaubert, Ibn Mankli, William Faulkner en Victor Hugo
Le roi du bois by Pierre Michon( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De knecht van de 17e-eeuwse Franse landschapsschilder Lorrain kijkt bitter terug op zijn ondergeschikte positie
Maîtres et serviteurs by Pierre Michon( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over mensen uit de omgeving van vier grote kunstschilders
Abbés by Pierre Michon( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois récits situés dans le milieu ecclésiastique, au moment de l'installation des premiers monastères bénédictins dans les marais vendéens, vers l'an mil, une époque où se rapprochent christianisme et paganisme
Vie de Joseph Roulin by Pierre Michon( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in French and Dutch and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografische schets van de Franse postbode, die door Van Gogh verschillende malen geschilderd is
Small lives by Pierre Michon( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Small Lives, Pierre Michon paints portraits of eight individuals whose stories span two centuries in his native region of La Creuse. In the process of exploring their lives, he explores the act of writing and his emotional connection to both. The quest to trace and recall these interconnected lives seared into his memory ultimately becomes a quest to grasp his own humanity and discover his own voice."--book jacket
Trois auteurs by Pierre Michon( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerne notamment Charles-Albert Cingria
L'Empereur d'Occident by Pierre Michon( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roi vient quand il veut : propos sur la littérature by Pierre Michon( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ensemble d'entretiens donnés par P. Michon est organisé autour de trois thèmes : la vie et l'oeuvre de ses écrivains favoris (Flaubert, Faulkner, Giono, Volodine ...), l'évocation de son propre passé et de son travail d'écrivain, l'exploration des grands mythes autour desquels s'organise la société
L'histoire du XIXe siècle en 16 leçons : panorama historique mondial de la Révolution française à la Grande guerre by Pierre Michon( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En seize leçons, nous vous proposons de parcourir à grandes enjambées l'histoire du XIXe siècle, en commençant par la Révolution française, en poussant jusqu'à la Grande Guerre et en n'écartant aucune région du globe. Les quatre parties qui composent ce manuel sont régies par la chronologie et s'articulent autour des transitions classiques : la double chute de Napoléon en 1814 et en 1815, les révolutions de 1848 et cette année terrible{OCLCbr#BB} de la guerre franco-prussienne. Chacune d'elles se divise en quatre chapitres qui s'enchaînent ainsi : les bouleversements par lesquels s'ouvre la période ; leurs conséquences politiques françaises ; les évolutions sociales, économiques, religieuses et culturelles qui frappent cependant le monde ; et, enfin, les relations internationales. Voilà qui permet de suivre la chronique des événements sans négliger ce que Pierre Renouvin nommait les forces profondes{OCLCbr#BB}. Cet ouvrage, destiné aux élèves des classes préparatoires et des instituts d'études politiques, aux étudiants des universités, s'adresse, plus largement, à tous ceux qui aiment l'histoire
Inventer une vie : la fabrique littéraire de l'individu by Alexandre Gefen( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Parues en 1895, les Vies Imaginaires de Marcel Schwob scellent l'acte de naissance d'un genre littéraire, la fiction biographique, dont les dérivées contemporaines pullulent dans nos librairies depuis les Vies minuscules de Pierre Michon, les récits de Pascal Quignard, de Jean Echenoz ou de Patrick Modiano. Art littéraire de la mémoire, ces récits résonnent de la religion de transmission propre à notre culture comme de notre orgueil des différences et de notre besoin des secrets. Rêvées ou réinventées par les écrivains, ces vies produisent une mythographie proprement littéraire fondée sur ce que Schwob nommait le sentiment moderne du particulier et de l'inimitable : elles enrichissent, aux marges de la grande Histoire, nos existences de nouveaux possibles. C'est un voyage parmi ces vies imaginaires, fil secret de notre histoire littéraire et laboratoire précieux de nos identités modernes, et une réflexion sur ce genre désormais central de la littérature française et pourtant jamais encore étudié en tant que tel, la biofiction, que cet essai veut proposer."--Page 4 de la couverture
Pierre Michon by Agnès Castiglione( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ces entretiens sont montés comme une sorte d'abécédaire autour de mots proposés par la réalisatrice sur lesquels Pierre Michon réagit et réfléchit à voix haute
B-17 G by Pierre ( Bergounioux( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in French and Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique
L'histoire à Sciences Po en 39 fiches avec des dissertations corrigées by Pierre Michon( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Michon, Pierre

Pierre Michon écrivain français

Pierre Michon escriptor francès

Pierre Michon escritor francés

Pierre Michon Frans schrijver

Pierre Michon fransk författare

Pierre Michon fransk skribent

Pierre Michon französischer Schriftsteller

Pierre Michon French writer

Pierre Michon ranskalainen kirjailija

Pierre Michon scrittore francese

Мишон, Пьер

П'єр Мішон

بيير ميشون، 1945-

پیر میشون نویسنده فرانسوی

پیەر میشۆن

ピエール・ミション フランスの作家