Claude Aveline

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Aveline, Claude


Born July 19, 1901, in Paris. French writer.

Aveline’s novels Mme. Maillart and The End of Mme. Maillart (both 1930) portray the life of the bourgeoisie in the style of critical realism. His novel The Prisoner (1936, Russian translation 1937) is mainly an analysis of the warped psychology of the hero. He described the events in Spain in social and political articles written from 1936 to 1939. During World War II he fought in the Resistance under the pseudonym Minervous and published the short story “Dead Time” (1944), about the courage of the French patriots. Aveline’s postwar work is of a lighter genre (From Love for the Night, a collection of short detective stories, 1956). In 1957 he published Last Statements, an anthology of statements by historical figures in anticipation of death.


C’est vrai, mais il ne faut pas le croire. Paris, 1960.
Célé bration du lit. Revest-Saint-Martin, [1966].


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