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French writer Hector Bianciotti dies

Bianciotti died after several years of illness that lost him his memory.

AFP, Wednesday 13 Jun 2012
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French Argentinean writer, Hector Bianciotti, member of the French Academy, has died in a hospital in Paris on Monday, according to one of his relatives. He was 82.

Hector Bianciotti, who comes from Italian origins died affects with a strong disease that he caught in the last years. “His illness years were the hardest on him, especially when he realized that he is losing his memory.” His relative said.

Bianciotti was born in 18 March 1930 in Argentina and left to Italy on 1955, then heading to Spain before he settles down in France to work with the prestigious publishing house, Gallimard on 1961.

He worked as a journalist for a while in the “Le Monde”, and granted the French citizenship on 1981.

His first novel in French withouht the christ’s mercy Sans la miséricorde du Christ won him the Prix Femina literary prize on 1985. He also was granted the Officer of the Légion d'honneu title.

Before Bianciottie writes in French he used to write in his mother language, Spanish. He published around 13 novels such as: Les Déserts dorés, Celle qui voyage la nuit, Seules les larmes seront competes and his latest La nostalgie de la maison de Diet, which he published in 2003.

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Dr Alexander Jablanczy MD
14-06-2012 12:14pm
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His parents were Piemontese ie speaking an Italian dialect. They were infernally ignorant as they forbade their son to speak any language but argentinian Spanish. Then he learned French from age 15 anyway and ended up in France after Italy and Spain. He wrote his first books in Spanish then switched to French. Now we not only know from Wilder Penfield that each well known language increases your IQ by 5 points but we also know that knowing several languages actually reduces if it doesnt eliminate completeley the chance of Alzheimers and dementia. Furthermore now we also know that multilingualism not only increases IQ and reduces dementia but also increases longevity. One could speculate that had not his parents forbidden Piedmontese Italian but essentially he became a unilingual Spanish speaker then later switching to being unilingual Francophone he might have extended his carreer by decades and his life by ten years. Parents can stimulate their children to be geniuses or suppre
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