Earn by promoting books
Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.Become an affiliate
About the Author
Jean Giono was born in Manosque, a small Provencal town in southeastern France. He wrote more than fifty novels, poetry collections, and plays, and in addition translated the works of Smollett and Melville into French. He died in 1970.
"One of the greatest writers of our generations." --Andre Malraux
"In Giono's work what every sensitive, full-blooded individual ought to be able to recognize at one is "the song of the world." --Henry Miller
"Jean Giono is one of the giants of modern French letters. He is the poet of the French countryside and of the French peasant, of man and nature, and the relation of man to nature. His books stand apart; there is nothing else in all French literature quite like them." --The Living Age
"Giono has stridden forward with a giant's step. He reveals himself as one of the most important novelists in Europe today." --The Times Literary Supplement