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From Pushkin Press back inside cover of "The Man Who Walked Through Walls": "Marcel Ayme was born in Joigny, France in 1902. Having first worked as a journalist, Ayme was able to dedicate himself entirely to literature following the success of The Green Mare, a dark satire on sexuality published in 1933. Ayme's ironic, dissillusioned perception of the state of affairs in France following the German occupation and French resistance produced a body of work that is at the forefront of twentieth-century French literature. He died in Paris in 1967."
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