BiographyEmile Danoën was born Emile Orvoën, of Pierre Orvoën and Léonie Doze, with Moëlan-on-Sea in the Finistere but it grew in the pension of sailors held by his parents in the Saint-François district of the Havre.
Whereas it is Pion at the higher Elementary school of Montivilliers, it meets Marius Grout and binds friendship, for the life, with Pierre Aubery and Roger Hébert which are the dedicatees of the Adventure of Christmas .
He collaborates in the review the Books of the South of Jean Ballard and occurs in the bars and the restaurants of the old port like travelling Violoniste.
Among the personalities that it côtoie with Marseilles, such Joe Bousquet, François Lionnais, Paul Valéry, Paul Éluard, Lanza del Vasto, Andre Gide…, it sticks more particularly to Gabriel Bertin to which it dedicates its first novel, Cerfs-volants ; with Voline; and with Gabrielle Neumann, right-hand man of Leon Pierre-Quint, the director of the editions Sagittarius.
At the end of the German Occupation, Georgette dies of tuberculosis, following the deprivations due to the war. Rue of the abandoned children , which occurs to Marseilles, is dedicated " With more anybody… "
Emile Danoën gains Paris where he becomes critical arts person with This Evening of Louis Aragon. He writes chronicles and news for various publications such Action , the Dawn , Bref , the Books of the people , Europe (where he is made the cantor of the Sport), Existences , the French Letters , Mystère Magazine , the Nave of Lucie Faure, the Street , Ground of the men ,…
Excel dancer society man, it makes knowledge with the Ball Bousca (one of most famous the Bals of Paris at the time), of Christiane Motoret, Fonctionnaire with the general Peerage of the Seine and Militant E with the General confederation of the work, which is the sister of Raoul Motoret. With it, it gains many contests of dance, which makes it possible to round the ends of the month of the couple which Marie in February 1946. Their relation inspires the Happy adventure .
This same year, it obtains the Prix of the populist novel for a puffed up house with the winds , dedicated to Léna.
While writing and while attending assiduously benches of National library for its research (in particular those relating to the Syndicaliste Jules Durand to which there devotes a novel remained new), he engages himself temporarily as supervisor of college, night watchman in warehouses, monitor of veil, Tennis or Ping-pong, Goalkeeper on the grounds of Football, Précepteur, Instituteur substitute, guide of mycologic excursions …
It is buried in the cemetery of Long Réages with Meudon.
Some of its works were translated into English, American, Russian and Chinese.
Part of its files, which contains several new texts, was deposited with the IMEC.
- Kites , Marseilles, Jean Vigneau, 1942
- Street of the abandoned children , Paris, Jean Vigneau, 1945
- the Adventure of Christmas , Paris, Jean Vigneau, 1946
- white Lines , Paris, French Library, 1947
- the Tail with the underworld , Paris, Julliard, 1949
- the Happy adventure , Paris, Julliard, 1950
- a puffed up house with the winds , vol. I: Paris, Julliard, 1951, (Price of the novel populist), translated by Mary Glasgow, for Great Britain, under the title Dust in the wind , London, Staples Near, and for the United States, under the title Tides off time , New York, Ballantine Books, 1952
- a puffed up house with the winds , vol. II: Idylle in a district walled , Paris, Julliard, 1952, translated by Mary Glasgow, for the United Kingdom, under the title The Wind small channels , London, Staples Close, * the Girl of the oyster robber, Paris, Julliard, 1952
- the Man who inherited a murder , Paris, Flammarion, 1956
- the horse Adviser , Paris, Gallimard, 1958
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