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Edmond Jabès

Born: 6-Apr-1912
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 2-Jan-1991
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: France
Executive summary: The Book of Resemblances

Forced to leave Cairo in 1956 due to the Suez Canal Crisis.

Wife: Arlette Cohen (m. 26-May-1935, two daughters)

    French Legion of Honor 1952
    Grand Prix national de la poésie 1987

Author of books:
The Book of Questions (1963-73, 7 vols.)
The Book of Resemblances (1976-80, 3 vols.)
The Book of Margins (1993)
A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Book (1993)
The Little Book of Unsuspected Subversion (1996)
Desire for a Beginning Dread of One Single End (2001)

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