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By Benjamin Franklin Martin

ISBN-10: 0875807496

ISBN-13: 9780875807492

In the past due Nineteen Thirties and early Nineteen Forties, Roger Martin du Gard was once the most well-known writers within the Western international. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1937, and his works, specially Les Thibault, a multivolume novel, have been translated into English and browse broadly. this day, this shut good friend of André Gide, Albert Camus, and André Malraux is nearly unknown, principally simply because he left unfinished the lengthy undertaking he started within the Forties, Lieutenant Colonel de Maumort. at the start, the radical is an account of the French adventure in the course of global struggle II and the German career as noticeable in the course of the eyes of a retired military officer. but, via Maumort’s sequence of reminiscences, it turns into a morality story that questions the values of overdue 19th- and early twentieth-century ecu civilization. A fragmentary model of the unconventional used to be released in 1983, twenty-five years after its author’s demise, and an English translation seemed in 1999. Even incomplete, it's a paintings of haunting brilliance.

In this groundbreaking examine, Benjamin Franklin Martin recovers the lifestyles and occasions of Roger Martin du Gard and people closest to him. He describes the genius of Martin du Gard’s literature and the motives of his decline through examining hundreds of thousands of pages from journals and correspondence. To the skin international, the author and his relatives have been staid representatives of the French bourgeoisie. at the back of this veil of secrecy, in spite of the fact that, they have been passionate and combative, tearing one another aside via phrases and deeds in clashes over existence, love, and religion. Martin interweaves their debts with the specialist narration that distinguishes all of his books, making a mix of highbrow heritage, relations drama, and biography that may entice students, scholars, and normal readers alike.


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