Friday, 6 January 2017

Michel Déon 1919-2016



Michel Déon, distinguished novelist and writer passed away on December 28, 2016. M. Déon was elected to the Académie française in 1978. He lived in Tynagh, Co. Galway with his family for over 40 years. The Library has benefited greatly from M. Déon's generosity.  Over many years, he donated numerous works in French, which he received for review and also some of his own works. The wealth of material the collection contains can be viewed here in the Library Catalogue.  These are all available for NUIG staff and students to borrow.

Of particular interest: Cavalier, passe ton chemin! originally published by Gallimard in 2005. This has just been published in English by Lilliput Press: Horseman, pass by, translated by Clíona Ní Riordáin. Taking its title from Yeats, it recounts Déon's memories and impressions of Ireland and Irish culture.

Michel Déon last visited the James Hardiman Library in Sept. 2015, click here for details.

Patricia Ffrench

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