Claire Malroux Biography | Author of Morning Walk

Claire Malroux
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Claire Malroux was born September 3, 1935 in the small, rural town of Albi in southwestern France. The daughter of two elementary school teachers, Augustin and Paule Malroux, she grew up in Albi and in Paris. Malroux's book-length lyric narrative poem A Long-Gone Sun (France, 1998; New York, 2000) recollects her childhood during World War II, including her father's involvement with the French Resistance, which led in 1945 to his incarceration and death in the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.

Malroux is the author of seven collections of poetry in French. (Her works in French have been published under the name Claire Sara Roux.) "Morning Walk" is from Edge, her first poetry book translated into English. Edge (1996) comprises poems from two of Malroux's collections in French, Aire and Entre nous et la lumière, as well as a number of previously uncollected poems. Edge, A Long-Gone Sun, and Malroux's forthcoming poetry collection Birds...

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