Kessel, Joseph

(1898-1979)
   writer, journalist
   Born in Clara, Argentina, to a family of Russian-Jewish origin, Joseph Kessel, who became involved with aviation in World War I (1916), used the fraternal military and combat milieu as a central theme in his novels and in a biography. This action- novel literature was also often the material of his reporting. His curiosity was for a world that he knew how to evoke in a realistic and lively fashion: Fortune carrée (1955) recalls Yemen; Le Lion (1958) takes place in Kenya. Skillful at portraying historical scenes (Tous n'étaient pas des anges, 1963, on World War II; Terre d'amour et de feu, 1966, on the Israeli experience), Kessel also reveals a sense of individuality (Belle de jour, 1929) or that of a community (Les Cavaliers, 1967; Vladivostok, les temps sauvages, 1975). He was elected to the académie FRANÇAISE in 1962.

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  • KESSEL, JOSEPH — (1898–1979), French author. Kessel was born in Clara, one of the Jewish agricultural settlements in Argentina, where his father was physician. The family returned to Russia and, when Joseph was ten years old, settled in France. By 1915 he was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kessel, Joseph — (1898 1979)    French author, Born to Russian parents in Argentina, he went to Russia as an infant and later settled in Paris. He was a student at the Conservatoire Dramatique, and embarked on a career of journalism. During World War I he served… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Kessel, Joseph — ► (1898 1979) Escritor francés. Obras: Belle de jour (1929) y Los hijos del imposible (1970), entre otras …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Joseph Kessel — Activités aventurier, journaliste et romancier Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joseph Kessel — (* 10. Februar 1898 in Entre Ríos, Argentinien; † 23. Juli 1979 in Avernes, Val d’Oise) war ein französischer Journalist, Abenteurer und Romancier …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • KESSEL (J.) — KESSEL JOSEPH (1898 1979) Fils d’émigrés russes d’origine juive, Joseph Kessel est né à Clara, en Argentine. Son père avait fui les persécutions antisémites et était venu faire des études de médecine en France avant de s’embarquer pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kessel — (Joseph) (1898 1979) romancier français d origine russe: Fortune carrée (1930), le Lion (1958). Il écrivit, avec son neveu M. Druon, le Chant des partisans. Acad. fr. (1962) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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