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Robert Merle Fortune de France

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  • Pierre Merle, Robert Merle. Une vie de passions, first edn. 2008 (Paris: Fallois, 2013).
Journalistic articles
  • Jean-Pierre Tusseau, 'Robert Merle : homme de tolérance, écrivain rigoureux' (interview), Nuit blanche, magazine littéraire, 67 (1997), 38-44.
  • Didier Sénécal, ‘Robert Merle sur les terres de Dumas’, L’Express, 1 September 1997
  • Marcienne Rocard, ‘“Un Romancier qui refuse toute étiquette”: Interview de Robert Merle’, Caliban (Toulouse, France) 1991; 28: 7-15 [scanned version available from Warwick University Library course extracts].
  • Anne Muratori-Philip, ‘En toutes lettres. “J'ai voulu ressusciter l'histoire par le verbe” (interview with Robert Merle, upon twenty years of Fortune de France), Le Figaro littéraire 28 August 1997 (accessible via Europresse).
  • James Kirkup, ‘Robert Merle. English scholar and author of Weekend at Zuydcoote’ (obituary), The Independent, 2 April 2004.
  • Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves, ‘Robert Merle, maître du roman historique’ (obituary), Le Figaro 30 March 2004 (accessible via Europresse).
  • Philippe-Jean Catinchi, ‘Robert Merle. Le plus grand romancier de littérature populaire en France’ (obituary), Le Monde 31 March 2004 (accessible via Europresse).

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Documentaries of interviews with Robert Merle on (some on a paying basis)

• “Un week-end chez Robert Merle” (1976),

• “Des personnages d’autrefois”, Apostrophe (France’s popular and long-running literary TV programme [1975-1990] with presenter Bernard Pivot)