Pierre Drieu la Rochelle





Pierre Drieu la Rochelle

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born
in Paris, France
January 03, 1893

died
March 15, 1945

gender
male

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About this author

Pierre Eugène Drieu La Rochelle (3 January 1893 in Paris – 15 March 1945 in Paris) was a French writer of novels, short stories and political essays, who lived and died in Paris. He became a proponent of French fascism in the 1930s, and was a well-known collaborationist during the German occupation.

Drieu was born into a middle class, petit bourgeois family from Normandy, based in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. His father was a failed businessman and womanizer who married his mother for her dowry. Although a brilliant student, Pierre failed his final exam at the École Libre des Sciences Politiques. Wounded three times, his experience as a soldier during World War I had a deep influence on him and marked him for the rest of his life.

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Average rating: 3.69 · 270 ratings · 24 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 1931 — 17 editions
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Gilles
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1939 — 5 editions
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Rêveuse Bourgeoisie
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1937 — 5 editions
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La Comedie de Charleroi
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1934 — 5 editions
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L'homme à cheval
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1943 — 8 editions
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Une femme à sa fenêtre
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1929 — 5 editions
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L'Homme couvert de femmes
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1925
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Secret journal and other wr...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1973
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Histoires Déplaisantes
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Beloukia
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1936
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More books by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle…
“In the black chaos where the seas and the skies become confused let the projectors blow their white trumpets of silence

("Roundness")”
Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, The Cubist Poets in Paris: An Anthology

“The modesty of the athletic body which is contented with its perfection

You could limit your human existence to filling your shape with a muscle

("Tennis")”
Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, The Cubist Poets in Paris: An Anthology

“Que nous est une patrie si elle ne nous est pas une promesse d'empire?”
Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, L'homme à cheval

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