Dominique Desanti
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Dominique Desanti

Dominique Desanti (1920 – April 8, 2011) was a French journalist, novelist, educator and biographer.[1]

The daughter of a Russian immigrant, she was born Dominique Persky[1] in Paris. She served in the French Resistance during the German occupation. She was a member of the French Communist Party from 1943[2] until 1956.[1] Desanti was a correspondent for L'Humanité in the years following World War II.[1] She also taught university in the United States.[2]

Desanti was married to the philosopher Jean-Toussaint Desanti;[1] he died in 2002.[3]

She died in Paris in 2011.[1]

Selected works

Biographies

  • Flora Tristan : La Femme révoltée (1972)[2]
  • Drieu La Rochelle (1978)[1]
  • Sacha Guitry (1982) Prix Thérouanne from l'Académie française[4]
  • Sonia Delaunay (1988)[2]
  • Ce que le siècle m'a dit. Mémoires (1997), autobiography[1]
  • Robert Desnos: Le roman d'une vie (1999)
  • La liberté nous aime encore (2001) with Jean-Toussaint Desanti
  • La Sainte et l'Incroyante (2007)
  • Sacha Guitry, itinéraire d'un joueur (2008) with Karin Müller
  • Les Yeux d'Elsa au siècle d'Aragon (2010) with Karin Müller[3]

History

  • La colombe vole sans visa (1951)[2]
  • Les Socialistes de l'Utopie (1971) Prix Thérouanne from l'Académie française[4]
  • Les Staliniens (1975)[2]

Novels

  • Un métier de chien (1971)
  • Les Années passion (1992)[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Dominique Desanti est morte". Le Nouvel Observateur. April 11, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Miller, Jane Eldridge (2001). Who's who in Contemporary Women's Writing. p. 82. ISBN 0415159806.
  3. ^ a b "Dominique Desanti, historienne, écrivaine et résistante, est décédée". L'Express. April 11, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Dominique Desanti". 'Académie française.



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