Marcel Aymé

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Marcel Aymé
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Born29 March 1902  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Joigny   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Died14 October 1967  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg (aged 65)
Paris   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
OccupationAuthor
Awards Prix Renaudot
Marcel Ayme's grave. Cimetiere Saint-Vincent, Paris. Tombe de Marcel Ayme - Cimetiere Saint-Vincent (Paris).JPG
Marcel Aymé's grave. Cimetière Saint-Vincent, Paris.

Marcel Aymé (29 March 1902 – 14 October 1967) was a French novelist, children's writer, humour writer, screenwriter and theatre playwright.

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Biography

Marcel Aymé was born in Joigny, in the Yonne department of Burgundy. He was educated at the Collège de Dole, then worked as a journalist in Paris, among other things. His first published novel was Brûlebois (1926), and in 1929 his La Table aux crevés won the Prix Renaudot. After the great success of his novel La Jument verte (1933), translated into English as The Green Mare, he concentrated mostly on writing and published children's stories, novels, and collections of stories. In 1935 he also started writing movie scripts. In theater, Marcel Aymé found success with his plays Lucienne et le boucher, Clérambard (1949), a farce, and Tête des autres (1952), which criticized the death penalty.

He died in 1967 and was buried in the Cimetière Saint-Vincent in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris.

Work

One of Aymé's most famous short stories is "Le Passe-Muraille" or "The Walker-Through-Walls". A statue in Paris features the story's main character, Dutilleul. At the age of 42, Dutilleul suddenly discovers that he has "the remarkable gift of being able to pass through walls with perfect ease". What begins as a novelty that gives him pleasure ends up pushing Dutilleul toward ever more sinister pursuits.

Legacy

His works have inspired a number of movies, television shows, songs and comic strips.

Visitors to Paris can see a monument in his honor at Place Marcel-Aymé, in the Montmartre Quarter. The statue is based upon his short story "Le passe-muraille" ("The Walker through Walls").

Novels and short stories

Theatrical plays

Filmography

Screenwriter

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References

  1. "Le passe-muraille" . Retrieved Jun 22, 2020 via www.imdb.com.
  2. "The Wall-Crosser" . Retrieved Jun 22, 2020 via www.imdb.com.