Date of Award
Master of Arts
Modern Foreign Language
It is perhaps the very diversity of his gifts and interests that has prevented Claude Seignolle so far from reaching the wide public that his work deserves. The scholars know him and rightly value his unique contributions to folklore; the novelist know well that his novels are a distinct contribution to literature, written as they are with the pure and forceful eye of the poet. Finally, those who are interested in the devil keep their eyes open for every new tale by this strange diabolist ... These little tales of mystery and horror have a quality which is entirely their own.
Seignolle has won a distinct place for himself in literature and his particular temperamental gift of qualities poetry, mystery and irony set him apart from most writers of the day. Il est seul dans son genre!
Deudon, Eric, "A revival of the Gothic tale in French twentieth century literature : Claude Seignolle" (1975). Master's Theses. 1159.