François Bondy

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François Bondy (born in Berlin, January 1, 1915, died in Zurich on May 27, 2003) was a Swiss journalist and novelist.

As a pupil at the lycée de Nice (1928-1933), he became one of the friends of Romain Gary, then Roman Kacew.

He worked for Swiss and German newspapers and was reputed for his political commentaries. He was the leader of the anticommunist newspaper Preuves in Paris.

He translated all of Ionesco's books into German.

In 1940, Bondy worked for "Die Weltwoche"; in 1950, he joined the Congress for Cultural Freedom and established the monthly magazine (not newspaper a.a.) "Preuves" in Paris. Since 1970, he lived in Zuerich. Bondy was the first Western intellectual who promoted among others the work of the Polish exile writer Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969); see Note sur "Ferdydurke", "Preuves" 32/1953.



  • "Letter from Paris: Two French Voices" Quadrant 1/1 (Summer 1956/57): 63-66.