Jean marie gustave le clezio
French writer and Nobel Prize winner. Russian Wikipedia. BnF authorities. Swedish Wikipedia. Virtual International Authority File.
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Both his father's and his mother's ancestors were originally from Morbihan , on the south coast of Brittany. The colonists were allowed to maintain their customs and use of the French language.
In the family returned to Nice. As a young writer in the aftermath of existentialism and the nouveau roman , he was a conjurer who tried to lift words above the degenerate state of everyday speech and to restore to them the power to invoke an essential reality. This work contains magnificent images of a lost culture in the North African desert, contrasted with a depiction of Europe seen through the eyes of unwanted immigrants. The main character, the Algerian guest worker Lalla, is a utopian antithesis to the ugliness and brutality of European society. Long stays in Mexico and Central America in the period to were of decisive significance for his work, and he left the big cites in search of a new spiritual reality in the contact with the Indians. The latter is devoted to documenting a way of life on the islands of the Indian Ocean that is disappearing with the advance of globalization.