A life force in French Literature died in Paris on Friday March 2nd, 2007. Elected to the Academie Francaise in 1959, Henri Troyat (1911-2007), Russian born author of Armenian descent (born Levon Aslan Torossian), saw his first books in print in 1935, with Le Vivier and Faux Jour, and wrote to the end, his last publications in 2006 being a novel, La Traque, and a monograph on Boris Pasternak.
This book mark was issued in 1971 to promote his biography of Gogol published by Flammarion.
Such energy, tenacity of life and productivity is always impressive. He was the author of over 100 books.