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Berger, Yves

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1931-2004) French author, editor and literary journalist whose Alternate History novel, Le sud (1962; trans Robert Baldick as The Garden 1963), is set in an antebellum Virginia. One other novel of possible genre interest has not yet appeared in English: Le monde après la pluie ["The World After the Rain"] (1998) sees eight characters fleeing the End of the World who find themselves in an unspoilt neolithic land. The novel is written in a deliberately emphatic and incantatory style designed to be reminiscent of the Native American culture Berger admired so greatly. [JC/AR]

Yves Berger

born Avignon, France: 14 January 1931

died Paris: 16 November 2004


  • Le sud (Paris: Bernard Grasset/Cercle du Bibliophile, 1962) [pb/]
    • The Garden (New York: George Braziller, 1963) [trans by Robert Baldick of the above: hb/]
  • Le monde après la pluie (Paris: Grasset, 1998) [binding unknown/]


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