Who is Jean Giraudoux?

Jean Giraudoux

Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux (29 October 1882 – 31 January 1944) was a French novelist, essayist, diplomat and playwright. He is considered among the most important French dramatists of the period between World War I and World War II. His work is noted for its stylistic elegance and poetic fantasy. Giraudoux's dominant theme is the relationship between man and woman—or in some cases, between man and some unattainable ideal.

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Jean Giraudoux - Trivia
... Giraudoux's name is graffitied on a Parisian wall in François Truffaut's 1959 film The 400 Blows as a reference to the writer ... A famous quote by Giraudoux is "only the mediocre are always at their best" ...
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... Dethomas's contribution to published works Collectif, Le Centaure, Vol 1 and 2, 1896 Jean de Tinan, Aimienne, Ou le Detournement de Mineure, 1899 Collectif, Vers et Prose ...

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    Is a park any better than a coal mine? What’s a mountain got that a slag pile hasn’t? What would you rather have in your garden—an almond tree or an oil well?
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