Marcel Pagnol( 28 February 1895 - 18 April 1974 )
Marcel Pagnol was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. In 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the ">Académie française. Although his work is less fashionable than it once was, Pagnol is still generally regarded as one of France's greatest 20th-century writers and is notable for the fact that he excelled in almost every medium—memoir, novel, drama and film.
Marcel Pagnol was born on 28 February 1895 in Aubagne, >Bouches-du-Rhône >département, in southern France near Marseille, the eldest son of schoolteacher Joseph Pagnol and seamstress Augustine Lansot. Marcel Pagnol grew up in Marseille with his younger brothers Paul and René, and younger sister Germaine.
In July 1904, the family rented the Bastide Neuve, – a house in the sleepy Provençal village of La Treille –...