Genevoix, Maurice
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Genevoix, Maurice

(November 29, 1890, Decize [Département Nièvre] – September 8, 1980, Alicante), French author. A member of the Académie Française from 1946 onward and its secretary from 1958 to 1974, Genevoix was one of the most renowned French authors of the 20th century. Throughout his life, he considered himself a “survivor” of the World War.

When the war broke out in 1914, Genevoix was a student at the École normale supérieure, to which he had been admitted as the top school graduate of his class. In the following year, he obtained the Agrégati…

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Becker, Jean-Jacques, “Genevoix, Maurice”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0237>
First published online: 2015



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