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Mohammed Dib

Biography

He was born in Tlemcen in 1920 and became a teacher. He has worked as a rug designer, accountant, interpreter, artist and a journalist. He was expelled from Algeria in 1959 and went to live in France. Like other Algerians, he has travelled around the world, including spells in California and Finland. He is now considered Algeria’s greatest writer. He died in Paris in 2003.

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Bibliography

1952 Algérie
1952 La grande maison
1954 L’Incendie [The Fire]
1955 Au Café, nouvelles
1957 Le Métier à tisser
1959 Un été africain
1959 Baba Fekrane (children’s story)
1961 Ombre gardienne, poèmes
1962 Qui se souvient de la mer (Who Remembers the Sea)
1964 Cours sur la rive sauvage [A Walk on the Wild Side]
1966 Le Talisman
1968 La Danse du Roi [Dance of the King]
1970 Formulaires; poèmes
1970 Dieu en Barbarie
1973 Le maître de chasse [The Hunting Master]
1974 L’histoire du chat qui boude
1975 Omneros: poèmes (Omneros)
1977 Habil (Habel)
1979 Feu beau feu : poèmes
1980 L’histoire du chat qui boude
1980 Mille hourras pour une gueuse: théâtre
1985 Les Terrasses d’Orsol
1987 O vive poèmes
1989 Le Sommeil d’Eve
1990 Neiges de marbre
1992 Le désert sans détour
1993 Tlemcen, ou, Les lieux de l’écriture: photographies 1946 (Tlemcen, or Places of Writing)
1994 L’infante maure
1995 La nuit sauvage (The Savage Night)
1998 L’arbre à dires
1998 L’enfant-jazz (poetry)
1998 Si Diable veut
2000 Le Coeur insulaire
2001 Comme un bruit d’abeilles
2003 L.A. Trip (L.A. Trip)
2003 Simorgh
2006 Laëzza
2007 Poésies
2011 Au café, nouvelles; Le Talisman, nouvelles (At the Café & The Talisman)