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 Roger Caillois

Roger Caillois

Birth
Reims, Departement de la Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death 21 Dec 1978 (aged 65)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 26.
Memorial ID 7367 · View Source
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Writer. Born in Reims, France but moved to Paris, France as a child. He studied at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, a school where students took courses after graduating from secondary school in order to prepare for entry examinations for France's most prestigious university, the École Normale Supérieure. His efforts paid off and he graduated as a normalien in 1933. An innovative social theorist, he was associated with the College of Sociology in Paris in the 1930s, a group that included a number of philosophers and surrealist artists such as George Bataille and Andre Breton. Roger was particularly interested in drawing analogies between the organization of the natural world and human society. Today Roger is remembered for founding and editing Diogenes, an interdisciplinary journal funded by UNESCO, and La Croix du Sud (Southern Cross), a collection of books translated from contemporary Latin American authors published by Gallimard that is responsible for introducing authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier and Victoria Ocampo to the French-speaking public. He is also widely cited in the nascent field of ludology, primarily from passages in his book Les Jeux et les Hommes(1958). The book has been translated to English by Meyer Barash in 1961 as Man, Play and Games. His notable awards include Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, Marcel Proust Awards, and European Union Prize for Literature. Roger died at the age of 65.

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  • Added: 28 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Caillois (3 Mar 1913–21 Dec 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7367, citing Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .