Maurice Genevoix





Maurice Genevoix

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born
in Decize, Nièvre, France
November 29, 1890

died
September 08, 1980

gender
male

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Maurice Genevoix (1890–1980) was a French author.

Born on 29 November 1890 at Decize, Nièvre as Maurice-Charles-Louis-Genevoix, Genevoix spent his childhood in Châteauneuf-sur-Loire. After attending the local school, he studied at the lycée of Orléans and the Lycée Lakanal. Genevoix was accepted to the Ecole Normale Supérieure, being first in his class, but was soon mobilized into World War I in 1914. He was quickly promoted to a lieutenant, but was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Marne in 1914 and returned to Paris. The battle left a profound influence on him, and he wrote the tetrology Ceux de 14 (The Men of 1914), which brought him recognition among the public.

Around 1919, Genevoix contracted Spanish influenza, causing him to move
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Average rating: 3.71 · 78 ratings · 19 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
Le roman de Renard
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1958
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Raboliot
2.77 of 5 stars 2.77 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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Ceux de 14
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1949 — 4 editions
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1931 — 3 editions
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'Neath Verdun: The Experien...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1916 — 4 editions
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Lorelei
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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Bestiaire Enchanté
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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Les éparges
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1921
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La Forêt perdue
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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La dernière harde
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2.33 of 5 stars 2.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1938
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Ceux de 14 (5 books)
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4.3125 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 16 ratings

“Les arbres, dans le clair d'étoiles, jaillissaient droits vers le ciel. On ne voyait pas leur ramure, rien que leurs fûts d'une blancheur de pierre. Ils portaient tous du même côté une petite frange lumineuse, un fil ruisselant de clarté bleue qui paraissait ne les point toucher.
A terre, de place en place, une poudre de neige feutrait un bosselage de racines, l'épaulement sinueux d'un fossé : une neige ancienne, un plumetis de flocons légers qu'un vol de bise avait perdu là en passant.”
Maurice Genevoix, La dernière harde

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