16 October 2015

Paris 2015: Pierre Daninos, Cimetière du Père-Lachaise #14

Pierre Daninos was a popular writer and humorist most noted for his Les Carnets du major Thompson (1954), which has the distinction of being the 472th of the 480 memories quoted by Georges Perec in Je me souviens (1978). The book also had the distinction of being adapted into a Preston Sturges film in 1955 under the title The French, They Are a Funny Race. Daninos wrote (among a huge number of other titles) four more Major Thompson books.

Daninos was also noted for Les Carnets du Bon Dieu (1947), for which he was awarded the Prix Interallié.

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