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Claude was trained as a humanist in arts and sciences in France (Sorbonne), in the UK (UCL) and in the USA (School of Visual Arts, NYC).  He became a communication specialist, working as a teacher, researcher and consultant in schools, universities and private companies.  He lived in London for ten years, then in Princeton and New York for eight years.  He met an artist in New York.  He came back to Europe to work as a consultant and coach for various companies.

Throughout his life, he kept a diary of his numerous experiences.  He started his own activities in the 90’s, training and coaching people in creative thinking and life project development.  On top of his money-making professional activities, Claude always kept busy with his own creation, artistic and literary.  He is now focusing his energies on finalizing the notes he took in his diaries and book projects over the past thirty years.

Claude now lives in France with his artist friends.

General Information:


Creating, yet not possessing,
Working, yet not taking credit.
Work is done then forgotten.
Therefore it lasts forever.

(Lao Tsu, TAO TE CHING)
 
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L'appartement : (nouvelle): (nouvelle)

By: Claude SIMON

Avez-vous été jamais pris dans une dimension déformée de l’espace-temps ? Si c’est le cas, cette histoire vous rappellera peut-être des souvenirs lointains. Sinon, vous serez au moins prévenu et armé pour affronter une telle expérience. Mais attention : si vous tentez de sortir de cette situation grâce à votre raisonnement rationnel, préparez-vous à des moments difficiles à vivre.

Lorsqu’il atteignit l’immeuble, personne ne l’attendait. Le soleil de l’après-midi brûlait la rue, mais heureusement l’entrée se trouvait du côté ombragé. Il poussa un soupir de soulagement en s’asseyant sur les marches en pierre fraîches du seuil. Il devait rencontrer quelqu’un ici, mais la chaleur et la marche dans les rues poussiéreuses avaient embrouillé son esprit et sa mémoire. Avec un peu de chance, ce repos à l’ombre l’aiderait à recouvrer ses sens. Il ...

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Mirror, Mirror ... (poems) : Volume 1

By: Claude Simon

Claude Simon was trained as a humanist in arts and sciences in France, the UK and the USA. He worked as a teacher, researcher and consultant in schools, universities and private companies. He lived in London for ten years, then in Princeton and New York for eight years. He met the artist Cynthia in New York and they’ve been together ever since. They both traveled extensively through South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Claude now lives in France. Throughout his...

(…) Here I am, with you, like an alien brother, You are here, with me, Intimate kin stranger, The door opens, The flood drowns us And sweeps away All words and thoughts. I am here in you, You are here in me, We are together in our unknown home, We are together, both in everything, Both with everything. (…) (from “Being in Nothingness”)

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The Apartment : A Short Story

By: Claude Simon

Have you ever been caught up in a warped space-time situation ? If you have, this will wake up forgotten memories. If you have not, you will be better armed to handle the experience. But if you try to deal with irrational situations using your rational thinking, you may go through a hard time.

When he reached the building, there was no one yet waiting. The afternoon sun was blazing the street, but fortunately the entrance was on the shady side. He heaved a sigh of relief and sat on the cool stone steps. He knew he was meeting someone here but the heat and his walk through the busy dusty streets had muddled up his mind and memory. He hoped that some rest in the shade would bring him back to his full senses. He was still daydreaming about his condition...

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