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Philippe Grimbert

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Novelist, essayist and psychoanalyst, Philippe Grimbert, is the author of several works of nonfiction:Psychanalyse de la chansonPas de fumée sans Freud and Chantons sous la psySecret is his second novel and was adapted by the French filmmaker Claude Miller.

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2009

Friday, 27 February 2009

Set in the aftermath of the Nazi Occupation of France, when shame and fear polluted many a life, Secret tells the troubled story of a sickly boy who grows up with an imaginary brother, aware of what he has always somehow known and yet was never told. Psychoanalyst Philippe Grimbert spoke about his autobiographical novel, the dark secret his parents kept from him throughout his childhood and the blurry line between truth and lies.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.