Le premier hommeBook - 2005 | French
A fictionalized autobiography, covering his youth in Algeria. It is filled with details of the white working class to which he belonged and there is the undercurrent of a boy's search for a father figure, his own killed in World War I. He describes the intervention of a school teacher who obtained for him a scholarship, first step on the road to the 1957 Nobel Prize for literature.
Publisher: [Paris] : Éditions Gallimard, c2005.
Characteristics: 393 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.