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Happy Birthday, Albert Cohen!

RIM1979006W00002-11-COHENAlbert Cohen with his wife, translator Bella Cohen, 1979
(courtesy of Marc Riboud)


Tomorrow, August 16, marks the 118th birthday of French author Albert Cohen (1895-1981).


Perhaps known best for his novel, Belle de Seigneurwhich was awarded the French Academy’s Grand Prix du Roman, Albert Cohen penned a passionate elegy which became Book of My Mother (Archipelago), translated by his wife, Bella Cohen.


Happy Birthday, Albert Cohen!


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  1. I would like to join and wish happy birthday to Albert Cohen.

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