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20 March 2020

Andrée Chedid

France: Andrée Chedid, 20 March 2020. Images from La Poste.

Technical info:
Photography: Vero
Layout: Valérie BESSER
Printing: rotogravure
Stamp format: 30 x 40.85 mm
Presentation: 15 stamps per sheet Edition: 700,005 copies
Face value: € 1.40 International Letter
Date stamp graphic design: Valérie BESSER
Mandatory information: Layout Valérie BESSER, photography Véro.

Poetess, novelist, playwright, lyricist, Andrée Chedid has tirelessly questioned the human condition. His work reflects the urgency to celebrate the deep value of life, beyond generational, religious, cultural, geographic differences…

Of Lebanese origin, born in Cairo, Andrée Chedid moved to Paris in 1946. This lover of the French language devoted herself to poetry for fifteen years before exploring other literary genres: novels – Le Sixième Jour, L’Autre, both adapted for the cinema, L’Enfant multiple, Le Message… -, short stories, essays, plays – including Le Montreur, Échec à la reine -, songs, especially for his son Louis and his little one – Matthieu sons, children’s books…

From her childhood in Egypt, a country whose tolerance and humor she praised, from her years in Lebanon, she retained an oriental sensibility devoid of nostalgia. And if she often pays homage to her roots, she strives in her poems as in her novels to build bridges between the past and the present, between the Near East and the West.

With a fluid and luminous writing, both sober and lyrical, Andrée Chedid often makes her characters evolve in a dark universe, where good and evil meet. But hollow, from one emotion to another, this unconditional of hope, going beyond the tragedy of reality, tries to lift the misunderstandings between men to highlight what brings them together.

Goncourt Prize for short story in 1979 and Goncourt for poetry in 2002, that for which to write a poem was “to take life by the arm”, left a considerable work, internationally recognized, carried by a conviction: the necessity of love, love of life, love of the human.

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From Phil @ Poste press release

Note: On the occasion of the release of this stamp, La Poste is initiating a new format for presentation by the sheet, consisting of only 15 stamps, on a sheet format of 143 mm X 185 mm with illustrated margins. During 2020, around ten stamps from the program will be issued in this new format. Depending on the size of the stamp of each issue, the number of stamps will be between 9 and 15, but the total size of the sheet will be constant.

This new format should allow greater accessibility of products in post offices and meet the expectations of philatelists.

First day :

The stamp and the sheet will be sold in preview on Friday March 20 and Saturday March 21 at:

PARIS (75)
Le Carré d’Encre, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 13 bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS.

– Valérie Besser will lead a signing session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday March 20

General sale: March 23


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