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Blondin, a hundred years of solitude


IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANTOINE BLONDIN (5/5) - Ignored from official commemorations, the author of The Monkey in Winter still has many followers.

Born in Paris on April 11, 1922, died on June 7, 1991, the author of

Un singe en hiver

leaves behind him the image of a whimsical author and a poignant and melancholic work.

Back on the journey of a disenchanted poet.

In Salas, a hamlet in the Limousin which is accessed by the C31, the house is located on a dirt road:

Our farm - which is far from being a small farmhouse

-, boasts Blondin when he showed it around at the end of the 1970s. to the readers of

La Maison de Marie-Claire


consists of a vast barn with the depths of a cathedral, flanked by two rooms as a presbytery and a stable.”

Behind the white gate, a dog bares its teeth.

He bit a neighbor.

A sign warns:

"You enter this enclosure at your own risk."

After the death of Antoine, on June 7, 1991, then of his wife, Françoise, six years later, the house was sold to a guy who went bankrupt.

Placed in judicial liquidation, it was resold at auction to a Franco-Irish couple...

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Source: lefigaro

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