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(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Jean Giono (ZHYAW-noh) is remembered chiefly for his novels. During the 1930’s, however, he surfaced briefly as a social theorist with such volumes as Les Vraies Richesses (1936; true riches) and Le Poids du ciel(1938; the weight of the sky). He also wrote several performed plays, of which the most noteworthy is La Femme du boulanger (1942), expanded from an episode in his autobiographical novel Blue Boy and filmed by Marcel Pagnol in 1938.