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Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou  

(1937– )FrenchMarxist philosopher, novelist and playwright. Born in Rabat, Morocco, Badiou completed high school in Toulouse before moving to Paris for undergraduate studies at the prestigious École ...
Alain Touraine

Alain Touraine  

(1925–)Frenchpost-Marxist sociologist with a strong interest in social movements and the possibility of people-led politics. Born in the wealthy seaside resort town of Hermanville-sur-Mer in ...
André Malraux

André Malraux  

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(1901–76)French novelist, essayist, and art critic. Out of his experiences as a political activist, in China in the 1920s and in Spain during the Civil War, he wrote a ...
authority

authority  

Legitimate power, decision-making capacity, and the means to cause others to obey. The word applies both to the abstract quality and to the individual or organization in command.
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Change  

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(1968–85).French cultural journal and ‘collective’ founded by Jean‐Pierre Faye. Other important editorial members included Philippe Boyer, Jean‐Claude Montel, Jean Paris, Léon Robel, Mitsou Ronat, ...
Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle  

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(1890–1970)French general and statesman, head of government (1944–46), President (1959–69). He served in the French army during World War I, and during World War II was a member of the Cabinet at the ...
Charles Fourier

Charles Fourier  

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(1772–1837)French social reformer. Persuaded that the competitive principles of civilization had created unhappiness by establishing inequality of wealth and repressing human passions, Fourier ...
Claire Etcherelli

Claire Etcherelli  

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(b. 1934),won the Prix Fémina for Élise ou la Vraie Vie (1967), describing the experiences of a young woman working on a factory shop‐floor and her secret love affair ...
Fernando Arrabal

Fernando Arrabal  

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(1932– )Spanish playwright, novelist, and filmmaker. After a traumatic childhood and law studies, he moved to Paris, where he became linked with the theatre of the absurd through French versions ...
François Maspéro

François Maspéro  

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(b. 1932).French publisher and journal editor. One of the most influential phenomena of post‐1968 French publishing, the Petite Collection Maspéro had the aim of constituting a series of ...
Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou

Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou  

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(b. 5 July 1911, d. 2 Apr. 1974).President of France 1969–74 A graduate of the prestigious École Normale Supérieure, he became de Gaulle's adviser on economics and education in 1944. Pompidou held a ...
Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière  

(1940–)Frenchphilosopher. Born in Algeria, Rancière completed his undergraduate studies in Paris at the prestigious finishing school, École Normale Supérieure (ENS). There Rancière, along with fellow ...
Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard  

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(1929–2007),cultural theorist and philosopher, born in Reims, France. His work was at the forefront of the postmodernist and deconstruction movements, and influenced sociological and communications ...
Jean-Edern Hallier

Jean-Edern Hallier  

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(1936–97).French novelist and polemicist. He co‐founded the review Tel Quel, and was a prominent activist in May 1968, explaining his evolution from wealthy origins to left‐wing convictions in La ...
Jean-François Lyotard

Jean-François Lyotard  

(1924–98)Frenchphilosopher, author of more than 25 books on diverse topics, including aesthetics (especially the Avant-garde), ethics, justice, and political theory, but undoubtedly best known for ...
Jean-Louis Curtis

Jean-Louis Curtis  

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(1917–95).Novelist and essayist who received the Prix Goncourt and became famous overnight for his novel Les Forêts de la nuit (1947), a portrait of Resistance and Collaboration set in ...
Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard  

(1930– )French film director of the New Wave, noted for his experimental style.Born in Paris, Godard spent his childhood in Switzerland, where his father had a wealthy medical practice. After ...
Jean-Marie Le Pen

Jean-Marie Le Pen  

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(b. La Trinité-sur-Mer, 20 June 1928)French; Presidential candidate 1974, 1988, 1995, 2002, and 2007, President, National Front 1972–  Born in the western department of Morbihan, the son of a ...
Jean-Patrick Manchette

Jean-Patrick Manchette  

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(1942–95).Author of several works of crime fiction (many of them filmed) in the new‐style polar manner [see Detective Fiction], of which he is one of the principal exponents. His ...
La Cinémathèque

La Cinémathèque  

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The Cinémathèque de Paris will always be associated with the name of Henri Langlois, who co‐founded it with the director Georges Franju in 1936 and was synonymous with it until ...

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