Giono

1991 CX2. Discovered 1991 Feb. 12 by E. W. Elst at St. Michel.

Named in memory of the Provencal writer Jean Giono (1895-1970). Born in Manosque, he left this small town only to make short trips around Provence and to Italy. His natural writing style makes his work easy to read, showing remarkable strength and a sense of humor. The wealth of poetic images, inspired by the splendid and at the same time rough nature of the Provence, evokes his personal ideas on the irreplacable things of life. In Refus d'obeissance (1937) rural anarchism and courageous pacifism is proclaimed, an attitude that led to difficulties with the authorities, who imprisoned him. Giono's well-known writings include the Trilogy of Pan and Que ma joie demeure. (M 25979)

Citation prepared by C. Leterme at the request of the discoverer.

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