Rachida Dati salutes “a great ambassador of books, an activist for reading for all”

Rachida Dati salutes “a great ambassador of books, an activist for reading for all”
Rachida Dati salutes “a great ambassador of books, an activist for reading for all”

Bernard Pivot, who died Monday May 6 at the age of 89, knew how, for years, to transpose literature onto the small screen. The giants of letters followed one another on the set of his show “Apostrophes”, between 1974 and 1990, then on that of “Bouillon de culture”, until 2001. “Bernard Pivot will have been a great ambassador of books, an activist for reading for all”, greeted the Minister of Culture Rachida Dati in a message published on X. “The disappearance of this great cultural figure is a loss for the world of books and for all French people”she added. Follow our live stream.

Personalities from all walks of life pay tribute to him. The high-flying, incisive and caring culture of Bernard Pivot was a national treasure”reacted on , the former Minister of Transport Clément Beaune, while the mayor of Marseille Benoît Payan, greeted the one who “brought the love of words into the homes of all French people”. A “lover of letters”a man “funny”, “infinitely good” Many personalities salute the memory of Bernard Pivot on X. Among them, the history-loving host Stéphane Bern.

Philippe Labro salutes “the greatest literature teacher we have ever had”. “Not only am I losing a friend, but the French are losing a friend and the greatest literature teacher we have ever had”declared Monday on - the writer and journalist Philippe Labro. “Bernard has done extraordinary work for us writers, and for literature in general”he greeted, ensuring that “little by little, we will realize to what extent Bernard played a major role in the defense of the book, in the discovery of certain authors” .

A lover of letters and football. An infallible defender of French and its words, Bernard Pivot, although originally from Lyon, was also a great supporter of AS Saint-Etienne. The football club paid tribute to him on “this man of letters, born on the other side of the Loire border, but driven, like many others, by the passion of Saint-Etienne.”

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