Roger Ikor

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Roger Ikor (28 May 1912 – 1986) was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1955. He was born in Paris.


Of Jewish origin,[1] he was a student and professor of literature at the Lycee Condorcet and the Lycée Pasteur in Neuilly-sur-Seine. In June 1940, he was taken prisoner of war, and was sent to Pomerania.

The mixed waters (1955), which won the Goncourt Prize the same year, and which forms with the The Spring Graft, a diptych titled Sons of Avrom, and tells the story of a Jewish family that settled in France, and was bound by blood to a non-Jewish French family. Spanning three generations, the story describes the relationship that the family will with their new homeland.

One of Ikor's sons had joined a Zen sect, against his father's wishes, and committed suicide. In response, Ikor founded, in 1981, the Centre contre les manipulations mentales (also known as the Centre Roger-Ikor), whose aim was to protect individuals from religious sects.[2][3]


  • L'insurrection ouvrière de juin 1848 ou la première Commune - 1936
  • Saint-Just - 1937
  • A travers nos déserts - 1951
  • Les Grands Moyens - 1952
  • La greffe de printemps - 1955
  • Les Eaux mêlées - Prix Goncourt 1955
  • Mise au net (Pour une révolution de la discrétion) - 1957
  • Ciel ouvert - 1959
  • Le semeur de vent - 1960
  • Les murmures de la guerre. novel. Editions Albin Michel. 1961
  • La pluie sur la mer - 1962
  • La ceinture de ciel - 1964
  • Gloucq ou la toison d'Or - 1965
  • Les Poulains - 1966
  • le tourniquet des innocents - 1972, Éditions Albin Michel
  • Je porte plainte-[1981, Editions Albin Michel]
  • Les sectes - Un mal de civilisation - 1983, Éditions Albin Michel
  • O soldats de quarante !... - 1986, Éditions Albin Michel


  1. ^ Dictionnaire de la littérature française contemporaine, André BOURIN et Jean ROUSSELOT, Librairie Larousse, Paris, 1966 p.135.
  2. ^ Richardson, James T. (2004). Regulating Religion: Case Studies from Around the Globe. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 42–43. ISBN 9780306478871. 
  3. ^ Maurion, Alain; Maurion-Palermo, Christiane (2010). Dictionnaire des sigles, des associations et des mots: Santé, justice, pénitentiaire, social. Heures de France. p. 56. ISBN 9782853853163. 

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This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-11-08 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.