Thursday, September 18, 2014
Antoine Blondin aka Tenorio
Antoine Blondin (1922 – 1991) was a French writer who belonged to the literary group called the Hussards. He was also a sports columnist in L'Équipe and wrote under the name Tenorio.
Blondin was a bon-vivant known for generous drinking in the Parisian district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, playing at bull-fighting with passing cars and collecting numerous arrests for drunkenness. He chronicled this life in his autobiographical romance, Monsieur Jadis ou L'École du Soir. He was frequently pursued for unpaid tax.