Jean-Edern Hallier( March 1, 1936 - January 12, 1997 )
Jean-Edern Hallier was a French author.
Hallier was the son of World War I French General André Hallier. Jean-Edern was born one-eyed in 1936. While the Hallier family has ancient Breton roots on his father's side, Jean-Edern later claimed his mother had Alsatian and Jewish heritage.
Hallier, returning to France after World War II, first studied at the Pierre-qui-vire convent and then at a Paris lycée and at Oxford. He travelled extensively, even getting shipwrecked in the Persian gulf, and in 1960 founded the literary review Tel Quel with Philippe Sollers. Three years later he published his first novel, "Les Aventures d'une jeune fille" . He then worked as a publisher with Plon and finished his second novel, "Le Grand écrivain" , in 1967.
Deeply stirred by the 1968 student riots in...