1966 Rare First Edition French Book - L'Avalée des avalés (The Swallower Swallowed) by Réjean Ducharme.
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Author: DUCHARME, Réjean.
Title: L'Avalée des avalés.
Language: Text French
Publisher: Paris, NRF, Gallimard, 1966. First Edition, scarce with the original wrap-around band (bandeau).
Size: 8" X 6 ".
Pages: 281 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine softcover binding (hinges fine with the scarce original wrap-around band - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, small ex-libris of Vincent Morel on the first endpaper - as shown).
The book: Scarce First edition with the original wrap-around band (bandeau) of L'Avalée des avalés (The Swallower Swallowed) -- L'Avalée des avalés [fr] (Swallowed), Ducharme's first novel, was short-listed for the 1966 Prix Goncourt, even though the author was only 24 years old and unknown. That same year, the book won the 1966 Governor General's Award for Poetry or Drama (Poésie et théâtre). L'Avalée des avalés later won the 2005 French version of Canada Reads, where it was defended by actress Sophie Cadieux.
The author: Réjean Ducharme (August 12, 1941 – August 21, 2017) was a Québécois novelist and playwright who resided in Montreal. He was known for his reclusive personality and did not appear at any public functions since his first successful book was published in 1966. A common theme of his early work was the rejection of the adult world by children.
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