Menu
Your Cart

1962 Children striking a pose with Joseph Kessel holding a book.

1962

Children striking a pose with Joseph Kessel holding a book.
1962

Children striking a pose with Joseph Kessel holding a book.
Front
1962

Children striking a pose with Joseph Kessel holding a book.
Back
1962

Children striking a pose with Joseph Kessel holding a book.
1962 Children striking a pose with Joseph Kessel holding a book.
$19.90
  • SKU: SCAN-NOP-00488082

Description

Joseph Kessel (10 February 1898 – 23 July 1979) was a French journalist and novelist. Kessel was born in Villa Clara, Entre Ríos, Argentina, because of the constant journeys of his father, a Litvak doctor. Joseph Kessel lived the first years of his childhood in Orenburg, Russia, before the family moved to France in 1908. He studied in Nice and Paris, and took part in the First World War as an aviator. He was also an aviator during the Second World War, assigned to the Free French 342 "Lorraine" bomber Squadron of the Royal Air Force, with Romain Gary, who was also a talented French novelist. Kessel wrote several novels and books that were later represented in the cinema, notably Belle de Jour (by Luis Buñuel in 1967). He was also a member of the Académie française from 1962 to 1979. In 1943 he and his nephew Maurice Druon translated Anna Marly's song Chant des Partisans into French from its original Russian. The song became one of the anthems of the Free French Forces during the Second World War. Joseph Kessel died in Avernes, Val-d'Oise. He is buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. The Joseph-Kessel Prize (Prix Joseph Kessel) is a prestigious prize in French language literature, given to "a book of a high literary value written in French". The jury counts or has counted among its members Tahar Ben Jelloun, Jean-Marie Drot, Michèle Kahn, Pierre Haski, Gilles Lapouge, Michel Le Bris, Érik Orsenna, Patrick Rambaud, Jean-Christophe Rufin, André Velter and Olivier Weber.
Photograph details

IMPORTANT! WHEN BUYING FROM US:

All the original pictures are sold without watermarks.

All our photographs are LIMITED ARCHIVE ORIGINALS - not reprints or digital prints.

SEE the BACKSIDE OF the PHOTO - many times the pictures will present stamps, dates and other publication details - these marks attest and increase the value of the pictures.

Since the photos are real press photographs they may have scratches, lines or other signs which just underlie the authenticity of the original photo.

What you will buy from us has a true historical value and authenticity. All these photos have a story to tell and come from a reliable source.

Copyright

By purchasing a photo from IMSPIX Images, copyright does not transfer. We are selling these photos as collectibles only and no copyright is implied.

SAFE SHOPPING - we sell to clients all over the world and each package is safely prepared and shipped in hardboard envelopes.