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Invited to the Books & Music Festival 2016

Maurice Jaubert, born in Nice in 1900, composer known above all for his film music, died in June 1940 on the front. In this biographical story which becomes almost a love letter, Maryline Desbiolles, who has also become a Niçoise, retraces the life of this generous and creative being, who died as a hero and who will have frequented new forms of art, in music (he rubs shoulders with Honegger and Messiaen) and in the cinema (he works with René Clair, Marcel Carné, Jean Renoir whose family he knows well, and especially Jean Vigo). During these forty years of a beating drum life, we rediscover the artistic effervescence of the 1920s and 1930s, in Paris where Jaubert went to exercise his talents (in particular at the Salle Pleyel) but just as much in Nice, cosmopolitan city crossed and awakened by all the avant-garde.

Maryline Desbiolles is the author of around twenty books, mainly published by Éditions du Seuil, including Cuttlefish (1998) Anchises (1999, Femina Prize), The painter's sheets (2008) In the road (2012) Vallotton is inadmissible (2013) et Those who return (2014).


She will be present:


Sat April 16/17 p.m. - Villa Le Cercle - Viva Italia Program
Meeting with Maryline Desbiolles & Philippe Fusaro
They have Italy in their blood. In the most literal sense of the term. Children of Italian immigration to France, Maryline Desbiolles and Philippe Fusaro have a carnal relationship with the country of their parents and grandparents which is made alive in their novels. Stories of parentage and transmission.