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World With "Mon Chirac", Alain Juppé receives the prize for political literature Edgar Faure

15:10  26 november  2020
15:10  26 november  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

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Alain Marie Juppé (French: [alɛ̃ ʒype]; born 15 August 1945) is a French politician. He was Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac , during which period he faced major strikes that paralyzed the country, and became very unpopular.

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Alain Juppé received Wednesday, for his book "My Chirac, story of a singular friendship", the prize for political literature Edgar Faure. A distinction he shares with the Chief Rabbi of France, Haïm Korsia.

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His letter to Jacques Chirac rewarded. The former Prime Minister Alain Juppé won the Edgar Faure political literature prize on Wednesday, with his book published in September - one year after the death of the former head of state - "Mon Chirac, histoire d 'a singular friendship'. In this essay written in the first person , Juppé addresses his mentor, whom he likes. The slightly cold style of the first pages quickly gives way to the touching and sincere words which marked this "singular friendship". "It is rare for a president and a prime minister to remain faithful," said the ex-mayor of Bordeaux, who takes pride in this while admitting that he never belonged to the inner circle of Chirac. The book ends with this statement: “I miss you. "

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Edgar Faure (French: [ɛdɡaʁ foʁ]; 18 August 1908 – 30 March 1988) was a French politician, essayist, historian, and memoirist. Faure was born in Béziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, to a French army doctor. He was nearsighted yet a brilliant student since young age, earning a bachelor's degree at 15

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Very discreet, Alain Juppé had published a message on Twitter at the time of the publication of the book:" I want to let my heart speak and tell, over the pen, this rather rare adventure lived by two very dissimilar men and who, however, have forged between them an indissoluble bond of trust, ”he wrote on the day of the release.

"I want to let my heart speak and tell, over the pen,

this rather rare adventure lived by two very dissimilar men and who,

however, have forged an indissoluble bond of trust between them. » #MonChirac

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- Alain Juppé (@alainjuppe) September 10, 2020
The chief rabbi of France, Haïm Korsia, also honored

For this fourteenth edition of the Edgar-Faure Prize, the distinction was also awarded to the Chief Rabbi of France, Haïm Korsia, author of “Réinventer les aurores”, presented as “a plea for the Republic”.

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European Union Prize for Literature (established in 2009) is a European Union literary award. The award is funded and founded by the Culture Programme of the European Union

Happy to announce that the 14th Edgar Faure Prize 2020 has been awarded to @alainjuppe for “Mon Chirac” @Ed_Tallandier and to the Chief Rabbi of France @HaimKorsia for “Réinventer les Aurores” @EditionsFayard ! @R_Bachelot @MinistereCC @CNEWS @ France2tv @Le_Figaro @LCI @lemondefr pic.twitter.com/WzC3JR16dg

- Edgar Faure Prize (@FaurePrix) November 25, 2020

The prize, which rewards the best political works of the year, was created in 2007 in homage to Edgar Faure, politician and writer who notably headed two governments of the Fourth Republic, in 1952 and then in 1955-1956. It is chaired by Edgar Faure's grandson, Rodolphe Oppenheimer-Faure. Last year, a former President of the Republic was in competition for the first time, and he was awarded. Nicolas Sarkozy and his bestseller “Passions” had in fact won over the jury composed, among others, of Frédéric Salat-Baroux, Claude Goasguen and Rodolphe Oppenheimer-Faure.

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