Literary Birthday – 10 October – Claude Simon

Claude Simon was born 10 October 1913 and died 6 July 2005


  1. Life is not only full of sound and fury. It also has butterflies, flowers, art.
  2. For me, the big chore is always the same: how to begin a sentence, how to continue it, how to complete it.
  3. There is no such thing as a ‘real’ representation of ‘reality.’ Except, perhaps, in algebraic formulae.
  4. To begin with, our perception of the world is deformed, incomplete. Then our memory is selective.

Claude Simon was a French novelist and critic. He was awarded the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature.

Source for image: Philippe Sollers

 by Amanda Patterson

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