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Serge Doubrovsky

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Name  Serge Doubrovsky
Role  Writer
Education  University of Paris

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Books  Le Livre brise, Un amour de soi
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Nominations  Prix Goncourt des Lyceens, Prix Goncourt

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Julien Serge Doubrovsky (22 May 1928, Paris – 23 March 2017, Paris) was a French writer and 1989 Prix Médicis winner for Le Livre brisé. He is also a critical theorist, and the inventor of "autofiction".


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Early life

Julien Doubrovsky was born on 22 May 1928 in Paris. His father was a tailor and his mother was a secretary. His family was Jewish; in 1943, in the midst of World War II, they fled Le Vésinet and hid with a cousin.

Doubrovsky graduated from the École Normale Supérieure, and he earned the agrégation in English in 1949. He subsequently earned a PhD in French Literature.


Doubrovsky became a Professor of French Literature at New York University in 1966. He subsequently taught at Harvard University, Smith College and Brandeis University. He retired in 2010.

Along with publishing seven volumes of autobiography, he was known as a critical theorist. He coined the term 'autofiction', which has now entered the French dictionary.


Doubrovsky resided in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. He died on 23 March 2017 in Paris.


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