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Claude Aveline
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1901
Death: Nov. 4, 1992

French writer of the Russian descent. His real name was Evgeny Feodorovich Avtsin. Member of the French Resistance. He was born to Jewish parents who had fled Russia, moved to France in 1891 and became French citizens in 1905. In 1915, Aveline volunteered as a medic in the First World War, then went to college in Paris, but his health deteriorated and he had to stop his studies. In 1918 - 1919 he lived in southeast France, where he began writing under the pen name Claude Aveline. In 1919, his poems were published in magazines, and he was introduced to writer Anatole France, becoming his protégé and close friend. In 1922, aged 21, he founded his own publishing house under the name "Chez Claude Aveline éditeur" and was subsequently called "the youngest publisher in France" and even "in the world". After another health incident in 1923, Aveline stayed four years in a health clinic in Font-Romeu, where he met and befriended a young patient, Jean Vigo, eventually becoming a film director. Aveline would later act both as the executor of the filmmaker's estate, and as the legal guardian of Vigo's daughter after his wife's death; in 1951 Aveline founded the Prix Jean Vigo given to young film directors. During the Nazi occupation in World War II Claude Aveline joined the French Resistance. In 1974 he began writing memoirs.
Cimetière de Montparnasse
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
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Record added: Feb 03, 2012
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Claude Aveline
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