Daniel Vitaglione was born in Marseilles, attended the Lycée Thiers and the University of Provence, and received his Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He has published A Dictionary of Idioms French American, American French. He now lives in Roquebrune in Provence.
Provence through the eyes of its writers—those who wrote of it in Provençal or French and also those visitors who were moved by its beauty--that is the inspiration behind A Literary Guide to Provence. In this compact travel guide, Marseilles native Daniel Vitaglione presents a literary panorama of the region of southern France from the Avignon of Mistral to Colette's St. Tropez.