It publishes its first text on account of author under the pseudonym of Abdallah Chaamba in 1949, the Old man and the child , who holds the attention of André Gide. He did not know his father died in the United States and passes his childhood only with his mother of Polish origin to Paris and Périgueux. Recluse and revolted, it traverses the Algérie and made retirement with the Mont Athos. In addition to one literary work, it leaves remarkable tables and drawings, still too little known. In the year 2000, a documentary film is devoted to him: " François Augiéras, a test of occupation" of Stephan Sinde.
- the Old man and the child , editions of Midnight, 1954, rééd. in 1985. An semi-oneiric account, a writing haunted by God under the starry sky of Africa. The drama of a child reduced to “slavery” and initially the relation of an erotic and spiritual education in an oasis in the middle of the desert. The first work which enchanted Gide.
- Zirara , Re-examined Structure, 1957.
- the Voyage of dead the , Re-examined Structure it Nave of Paris, 1959. Rééd. Fata Morgana, 1979.
- the Sorcerer's apprentice , Fata Morgana, 1976. Rééd. Grasset, 1989.
- a voyage to the Mount-Athos , Flammarion, 1988. Rééd. Grasset, 1996.
- an adolescence at the time of the Marshal , Christian Bourgois, 1968. Rééd. editions of the Difference, 2001. It is in this book that he tells his childhood, initially with the Stanislas college, in Paris which he finds sinister. In 1933, he moves with his mother in Périgueux. It is there that at 13 years, the public library, he discovers André Gide, Nietzsche and Arthur Rimbaud. In 1941, it fits in one of the youth movements which proliferate under the Régime of Vichy, but since 1942 it is detached some to become Acteur in a travelling theater. Engaging, in 1944, with the deposit of the fleet with Toulon, it is found with Algiers where it is hardly delayed, in a hurry to join the South which it has a presentiment of being its true country. In 1957-1958, it takes part in the Revue Structure , which Pierre Renaud directs to Paris, then engages in a company of meharists of the Algerian south. It is in a precise language and jubilatoire that Augiéras makes us share his pantheist love world, its faith in an human being removed from the constraint of Christianity.
- Barbarians of Occident , Fata Morgana, 1999. Rééd. the Difference, 2002. All the work of François Augiéras is autobiographical. the Barbarians of Occident do not make exception there. The title had, in the beginning, to cover the whole of its relationship with figures of its time (Gide, Cendrars, Jouhandeau, Bissière, Yourcenar, Malraux), but the author gave up his preliminary draft, preferring to include in an adolescence at the time of the Marshal the episodes of his meetings with Gide and the Bissière painter.
- the Devil hermit , editions of the Difference, 2002. Letters with Jean Trawl-nets (1968-1971). Correspondence of the last years of its life, until its death day before, with this friend whom it never met physically. The wanderings, precariousness, extreme loneliness worsen its health condition. The stays at the hospital of Périgueux follow one another. An heart attack carries it and he dies on December 13rd. He is buried with Domme the 18.
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