A Monkey in Winter

A Monkey in Winter
Author Antoine Blondin
Translator Robert Baldick
Country France
Language French
Publisher Éditions de la Table ronde
Publication date
Published in English
Pages 274

A Monkey in Winter (French: Un singe en hiver) is a 1959 novel by the French writer Antoine Blondin. It tells the story of a reformed alcohol addict who runs a small hotel in Normandy and has promised his wife to never drink alcohol again. To support a guest, a man who is nervous because he is to meet his daughter for the first time, he tells war stories and begins to drink to infuse courage. An English translation by Robert Baldick was published in 1960.[1]

The book received the 1959 Prix Interallié. It was the basis for the 1962 film A Monkey in Winter, starring Jean Gabin and Jean-Paul Belmondo.[2]

See also


  1. "A monkey in winter, a novel". WorldCat. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  2. D'Inca, Françoise (2013-10-16). "Un Singe en Hiver, une scène culte décryptée". L'Express (in French). Retrieved 2014-07-23.
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