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About Claude Mauriac
Claude Mauriac (25 April 1914 – 22 March 1996) was a French author and journalist, eldest son of the author François Mauriac.
He was the personal secretary of Charles de Gaulle from 1944 to 1949, before becoming a cinema critic and arts person of Figaro. He is the author of several novels and essays, and co-scripted the movie of his father's novel Thérèse Desqueyroux. He also wrote a study of the novelist Marcel Proust whose great niece was his wife. He was also a close friend of French philosopher Michel Foucault.