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us: Sarrazin, Albertine


  • [Born in Algiers, Algeria, was abandoned, cared for by social services, christened Albertine Damien, then adopted by a family that moved her to Aix-en-Provence. After an abusive family life and reform school in Marseille, she escaped to Paris and immersed herself in lliterature and art. In 1953 a hold-up sent her to Fresnes Prison, where she wrote her first novels, L'Astragale and La Cavale, published after her release in 1964. She escaped, met and married Julien Sarrazin. Her success allowed them to settle in Montpellier where she wrote her third story, La Traversi√®re, and died soon afterwards from kidney surgery complications.]
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  • Fuller Name

    • Albertine Damien
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19370917
    • Death Date

        19670710
    • Birth Place

        Algiers, Algeria
    • Death Place

        Montpellier, France
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    • found: Her L'astragale, 1965.
    • found: Astragale, c1967: t.p. (Albertine Sarrazin) jkt. (b. 1937 in Algiers; d. July, 1967)
    • found: Astragal, 2013 : CIP data view (translation of L'astragale)
    • found: Wikipedia 2013-02-26: "(Albertine Sarrazin (17 September 1937-10 July 1967) was a French author most famous for her semi-autobiographical novel L'Astragale.")
  • LC Classification

    • PQ2679.A7
  • General Notes

    • [Born in Algiers, Algeria, was abandoned, cared for by social services, christened Albertine Damien, then adopted by a family that moved her to Aix-en-Provence. After an abusive family life and reform school in Marseille, she escaped to Paris and immersed herself in lliterature and art. In 1953 a hold-up sent her to Fresnes Prison, where she wrote her first novels, L'Astragale and La Cavale, published after her release in 1964. She escaped, met and married Julien Sarrazin. Her success allowed them to settle in Montpellier where she wrote her third story, La Traversi√®re, and died soon afterwards from kidney surgery complications.]
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    • 1980-04-17: new
    • 2013-03-05: revised
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