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Edmond de Goncourt (May 26, 1822July 16, 1896) was a French writer, critic, book publisher and the founder of the Académie Goncourt.

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Biography

He was born Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt in Nancy.

He bequeathed his entire estate for the foundation and maintenance of the Académie Goncourt. In honor of his brother and collaborator, Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt, (December 17, 1830June 20, 1870), each December since 1903, the Académie awards the Prix Goncourt. It is the most prestigious prize in French language literature, given to "the best imaginary prose work of the year".

Marcel Proust, Simone de Beauvoir, Michel Tournier, Marguerite Duras and Romain Gary (who exceptionally won it twice) are among the best-known authors who have won the century-old prize.

Edmond de Goncourt died in Champrosay in 1896, and was interred in the Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris.

Quotes

  • "A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world."
  • "If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion."

Bibliographie

Avec Jules de Goncourt :

Il faut ajouter à cette liste le Journal, écrit d'abord par Jules et Edmond, puis par Edmond seul après la mort de Jules. Le journal des Goncourt a été publié en plusieurs volumes, les premiers du vivant des auteurs, et les derniers après la mort d'Edmond.

Seul :

Monographies :

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