Kessel, Joseph

   French author, Born to Russian parents in Argentina, he went to Russia as an infant and later settled in Paris. He was a student at the Conservatoire Dramatique, and embarked on a career of journalism. During World War I he served as a pilot in the air force. After the war he wrote his first novel, L'equipage. He published numerous other novels; some of his books were adapted for the movie screen. From 1939 to 1940 he was a war correspondent, and escaped to London where he was an aide to General Charles de Gaulle. Among his best known works was Belle de jour. He wrote several books on Zionism and Jewish topics including Terre d'amour and Terre defeu.

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  • KESSEL, JOSEPH — (1898–1979), French author. Kessel was born in Clara, one of the Jewish agricultural settlements in Argentina, where his father was physician. The family returned to Russia and, when Joseph was ten years old, settled in France. By 1915 he was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kessel, Joseph — (1898 1979)    writer, journalist    Born in Clara, Argentina, to a family of Russian Jewish origin, Joseph Kessel, who became involved with aviation in World War I (1916), used the fraternal military and combat milieu as a central theme in his… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Kessel, Joseph — ► (1898 1979) Escritor francés. Obras: Belle de jour (1929) y Los hijos del imposible (1970), entre otras …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Kessel — Kessel, Joseph …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Joseph Kessel — Activités aventurier, journaliste et romancier Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joseph Kessel — (* 10. Februar 1898 in Entre Ríos, Argentinien; † 23. Juli 1979 in Avernes, Val d’Oise) war ein französischer Journalist, Abenteurer und Romancier …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joseph Kessel — Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • KESSEL (J.) — KESSEL JOSEPH (1898 1979) Fils d’émigrés russes d’origine juive, Joseph Kessel est né à Clara, en Argentine. Son père avait fui les persécutions antisémites et était venu faire des études de médecine en France avant de s’embarquer pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kessel — (Joseph) (1898 1979) romancier français d origine russe: Fortune carrée (1930), le Lion (1958). Il écrivit, avec son neveu M. Druon, le Chant des partisans. Acad. fr. (1962) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Joseph Schrembs — Bischof Joseph Schrembs …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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