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MICHEL BUTOR (09/14/1926 Mons-en-Barœul (Nord) - 08/24/2016 Contamine-sur-Arve (Haute-Savoie) is a French poet, novelist, essayist, art critic and translator.
Michel Butor is famous for his novel La Modification (1957), a major work in the new novel, for the part of his work devoted to artists' books, and for his academic work on French literature.
1957 Prix Fénéon L'Emploi du temps, 1957 Prix Renaudot La Modification, 1960 Prize for literary criticism Repertory, 1998 Grand prize for romanticism Chateaubriand Improvisations sur Balzac, 2006 Prix Mallarmé Seize Lustres, 2007 Grand prix des poètes de la SACEM, 2013 Grand literature prize from the Académie française for his body of work, 2016 Grand prize for poetry from the SGDL.
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