Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau - "Of course I believe in luck. How else does one explain the successes of one's enemies?

Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust à Evian, Hôtel Splendide, William C. Carter - 2013 - ‎Biography Autobiography A Life, with a New Preface by the Author William C. Proust on the grounds of the Splendide Hotel at Evian-les-Bains around Carter

Jean Patrick Modiano (born 30 July 1945) is a French novelist and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. He previously won the 2012 Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the 2010 Prix mondial Cino Del Duca from the Institut de France for lifetime achievement, the 1978 Prix Goncourt for Rue des boutiques obscures, and the 1972 Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française for Les Boulevards de ceinture.

Jean Patrick Modiano (born 30 July is a French novelist and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Colette, 1873-1954.  French novelist particularly noted for her innovative writing in the 1920s and 1930s. An important voice in women's writing. Known to many who will not have read her works as the author of Gigi, made into a stage play, (1951), and the 1958 award winning Hollywood musical.

Colette et Toby-chien, photographie de Roger Dumas - 1922 - Musée Albert-Kahn

Paul Eluard - French Poet - One Of The Founders Of The Surrealist Movement

Paul Éluard (pen-name of Eugène Émile Paul Grindel), photographed by Man Ray A French poet, Éluard was one of the founders of the surrealist movement. (via: mhsteger)

Marguerite Duras #Duras #writers #authors #literature

Marguerite Duras - French novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, essayist, and experimental filmmaker.

Françoise Sagan

Our first installment of our ‪ Inspiring people, places and help jump start your week! Francoise Sagan, writer and play-write: “The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read”

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

fleurs-du-bien: “ I just found this picture in a very serious website called Gallica. It might be a daguerréotype of Baudelaire taken in the 1850 (he was 29 at that time). It’s called “Young man.