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Abel Bonnard (December 19, 1883-May 31, 1968) was a French poet and novelist. Born in Poitiers, his early education was in Marseilles with secondary studies at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris. A student of literature, he was a graduate of the École du Louvre and a member of the École française de Rome. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Location within France Poitiers (population 85,000) is a small city located in west central France. ... Marseilles redirects here. ...



Politically, a follower of Charles Maurras, his views evolved towards fascism in the 1930s. Bonnard was one of the ministers of National Education under the Vichy regime (1942-44). He was nicknamed "la Gestapette" by French nationalists, the feminine form being an allusion to his homosexuality. Charles Maurras (April 20, 1868 - November 16, 1952) was a French monarchist poet, critic and leader and principal thinker of the anti-Dreyfusard Action Française movement. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Vichy France (French: now called Régime de Vichy or Vichy; called itself at the time État Français, or French State) was the French state of 1940-1944 which was a puppet government under Nazi influence, as opposed to the Free French Forces, based first in London and later in Algiers. ...


A member of the Académie française, Bonnard was one of four members expelled from the institution after World War II for collaboration with Germany. He was condemned in absentia to death by the French government for his wartime activities. He found political asylum in Spain under the Franco government. In 1960, he returned to France to face retrial for his crimes. He received a symbolic sentence of 10 years banishment to be counted from 1945, but dissatisfied with the verdict of guilt, he chose to return to Spain where he lived out the remainder of his life. The Académie française, or French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The name Franco may refer to: Francisco Franco, Dictator of Spain from 1936 to 1975 Francois Luambo Makiadi, a Congolese musician and founder of the band OK Jazz active from the 1950s to 1980s ...


Bibliography

  • 1906 Les Familiers
  • 1908 Les Histoires
  • 1908 Les Royautés
  • 1913 La Vie et l’Amour
  • 1914 Le Palais Palmacamini
  • 1918 La France et ses morts
  • 1924 Notes de voyage : En Chine (1920-1921), 2 vol.
  • 1926 Éloge de l’ignorance
  • 1926 La vie amoureuse d’Henri Beyle
  • 1927 L’Enfance
  • 1928 L’Amitié
  • 1928 L’Argent
  • 1929 Saint François d’Assise
  • 1931 Rome
  • 1936 Le drame du présent : Les Modérés
  • 1937 Savoir aimer
  • 1939 L’Amour et l’Amitié
  • 1941 Pensées dans l’action
  • 1992 Ce monde et moi (selection of aphorisms, posthumous)
Preceded by:
Charles Le Goffic
Seat 12
Académie française
1932-
Succeeded by:
Jules Romains

This is a list of members of the Académie française (French Academy) by seat number. ... The Académie française, or French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Jules Romains, real name Louis-henri-jean Farigoule (August 26, 1885 - August 14, 1972) is a French author and the founder of unanimism. ...

External links

  • (French) L'Académie française

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Abel Bonnard (December 19, 1883-May 31, 1968) was a French poet and novelist.
Bonnard was one of the ministers of National Education under the Vichy regime (1942-44).
A member of the Académie française, Bonnard was one of four members expelled from the institution after World War II for collaboration with Germany.
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