In the picture, in the picture Tribute to Antoine Blondin, “The Lion’s Baby” and “The Wandering Pen”

Lyons-la-Forêt (Eure) is celebrating the centenary of the birth of novelist and sports columnist Antoine Blondin, who died in 1991, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, through a large exhibition entitled “Plum Vagabonde”. Tribute to the “Children of the Lions” will run until November 19, 2022.

Antoine Blandin will be 100 years old in 2022. In Lyons-la-Forret, Eure, this Saturday, June 18 to November 2022, famous, novelist, sports columnist, essayist and outstanding dialogue writer, a feather bright, full of humor and melancholy. Author of A monkey in the winter, Who died in 1991 at the age of 69, spent the holidays in the city as a teenager and met his future wife there. His niece Ariane Dolphas (Vice-President of Friends of Lions) and his grandson Simbad de Lassus are the great architects of this retrospective. They benefited from the support of the municipality and the department, but also from the support of Katherine Marcheson. “
Known for the history of my grandfather L’Équipe, his very happy third part,
Symbad de Lassus notes. But we must not cover his vast literary work with his mood posts, his literary reviews, his antisociality, and his novels. A

Childhood in Lyons-la-Fore

“Antoine Blondin, a Parisian, spent her teenage holidays in Lyon. Says Arian Dolphus. Here at the bottom of the hall, in 1939, he met Sylvain Dolphas, who would be his wife in 1945. He moved to Forges-les-Yux in 1939 to study at Lysie Cornell before moving to the Compulsory Labor Service (STO). In 1943. They had two daughters with Sylvain. A

Committed journalist

“He started in Paris as a ticket writer and essayist, as in a very diverse newspaper Le Figaro, Paris match Where Humanity, details Aryan Dolphus. It was the beginning of an extensive work with the first novel published in 1949: L’Europe buissonnière. A

Columnist for “L’Équipe”

Antoine Blondin is said to have collaborated with the press between 1954 and 1982 The team. He has authored more than 500 chronicles for sports press headlines and participated in 27 editions of the Tour de France. “I went to L’Équipe’s headquarters, Arian Dolphus explains. I realized how much of an iconic figure in the magazine still exists today. It has somehow changed the sports narrative. A


Antoine Blondin wrote many novels, the most famous of which A monkey in the winterAdapted for the 1959 film Prix Interleae and the 1962 film Henry Vernuil, starring Jean Gabin and Jean-Paul Belmondo.. “His novels are always autobiographicalArian describes Dolphus. The torrid scene between Belmondo and Tigreville (Villarville) cars, he had to experience it for himself. A

Magician of words and curious about everything

Antoine Blindin had a good word art. The successor is gone “People come down from dreams” Or “I prefer the yellow jersey to the green coat because he was not at the French academy.”Quote from Aryan Dolphus. “When we saw my grandfather, he asked us about such and such a writer, I remember Symbad de Lassus. Very cultured, had his views on everything. He befriended many people, including writers, athletes, Franোয়াois Mitterrand, Jack Anquital … “

Exhibitions, literary cafes, movies and documentaries

For almost a year, Arian Dolphas and Simbad de Lassas, who still live in Lyon-la-Fore, have collected their memories, listening to Blindin’s biographers. They also went to the newspaper The team, Documents and stories collected from friends. All of this research work has been compiled in two exhibitions presented from Saturday, June 18 to November 19, 2022, through a photographic tour set up on the Esplanade opposite Ravel House, but also in the municipal library. The event also includes two literary cafes hosted by Petit Lyons. “Surrounding and discussing novels” (July 2, 2022, at 4.30 pm) and “Surrounding and discussing sports chronicles” (November 5, 2022, 4.30 pm) will be hosted by Simbad de Lassas. The movie will be accompanied by screening in the village hall The letter is in the taxiThe dialogues were signed by Blondin on September 2, 2002 at 8:45 pm, since then. A monkey in the winterOn September 3, 2022, at 8:45 pm on November 19, 2022, the closing day of the tribute, two documentaries will finally be presented at the village hall: Antoine Blondin, the legend of the tour, 5:30 p.m. Tour according to BlondinAt 7:30 pm

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