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Ballet in c. 2015

René Ballet (1928 – 2 January 2017) was a French journalist and author. He was a communist and a member of the French Communist Party. He started his career as a civil servant in Paris in 1961. He was first a civil servant in finance and later in national education. He was the writer of 14 novels and 35 essays. In 1978, he started working for the communist newspaper L'Humanité.

Ballet was born in Saint-Étienne. He grew up in Grenoble. He joined the French Resistance during World War II. He lived in Vanves.

Ballet died on 2 January 2017 at the age of 88.[1]

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  1. "Vanves : citoyen d'honneur de la ville, le journaliste René Ballet est mort". Le Parisien (in French). 3 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.