In 1952, eight years after Giraudoux’s death, Chris Marker wrote about Giraudoux’s work and life for Édition du Seuil’s series Ecrivains de toujours, entitled Giraudoux par lui-même. In the book, Chris Marker coined the term Generation Giraudoux, a pre-war generation born around 1920 to which he also felt attached to. Marker, who was highly influenced by Giraudoux, stated that for Giraudoux imagination was such an important part of reality, that to deprive oneself of its services seemed to him the
worst alienation. Sartre, on the other hand, accused Giraudoux of being unrealistic, and of denying reality.