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Georges Duhamel (June 30, 1884 - April 13, 1966), was a French author, born in Paris. Duhamel trained as a doctor, and during World War I was attached to the French army. In 1920, he published Confession de minuit (ISBN 2715217935), the first of a series featuring the anti-hero Salavin. In 1935, he was elected as a member of the Académie française. June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total of dead: 8 million Military dead: 4 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total dead: 7 million Spanish Flu... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Académie française, or French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. ...

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Biography

Georges Duhamel was born in the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris on the 30th June 1884. He was the third child of a family which struggled to survive on the income of his unstable father. After a childhood disrupted by numerous moves, Georges nonetheless passed his baccaleaureate in 1902 and decided to become a doctor (though he continued with his literary interests also). 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Between 1906 and 1909 he founded l'Abbaye de Créteil with Charles Vildrac (who would become his brother in law). The group brought together poets, writers, muricians and painters. From 1912, he became an editor of the literary review Mercure de France. In 1935, he took over the direction of the review and its publishing house. In 1938, because of Duhamel's anti-war stance, he was replaced by Jacques Bernard, but Duhamel returned to directing the Mercure de France publishers in 1945 (he was majority stock-holder of the company). This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


When the First World War was declared, Duhamel signed up and worked as an army surgeon for four years, often in dangerous situations. This painful experience provided the subject matter for two narratives which brought him immediate success, Vie des martyrs and Civilization (which won him the prix Goncourt in 1918). Once he returned to civilian life, Duhamel dedicated himself to literature and defending human civilisation. In 1919, he found two spots in the Val-d'Oise where he would henceforth spend his summers (Sausseron Valley and Valmondois) Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... The Prix Goncourt is the most prestigious prize in French language literature, given to the author of the best imaginary prose work of the year. Edmond de Goncourt, a successful author, critic, and publisher, bequeathed his entire estate for the foundation and maintenance of the Académie Goncourt. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Val-dOise is a French département named after the Oise River, located in the Île-de-France région. ...


In 1935, Duhamel was elected to the 30th chair at the Académie française. Between 1930 and 1940 he traveled to many conferences in France and abroad, speaking brilliantly of French language and culture as well as promoting the idea of a civilisation built on the human heart rather than technological progress. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Académie française, or French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. ...


During the Second World War Duhamel's work was banned by the Germans. He showed courage in his opposition to the occupation and the Petanist fraction of the Académie française, later receiving public praise from Général de Gaulle. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle ( ) (22 November 1890 - 9 November 1970), in France commonly referred to as le général de Gaulle, was a French military leader and statesman. ...


After the war, Duhamel was named president of the Alliance française and retuned to his public speaking on French culture. He built up numerous schools of the Alliance. Duhamel's health deteriorated from 1960 and he reduced his activities. He died in Valmondois on the 13th April 1966. The Alliance française is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote French language and culture outside France. ...


Bibliography

General

  • Vie des martyrs (1917)
  • Civilisation (1918)-(prix Goncourt)
  • La Possession du monde (1919)
  • Les Hommes abandonnés (1921
  • Vie et aventures de Salavin (5 volumes)(1920-1932)
    • I.Confession de minuit
    • II.Deux hommes
    • III.Journal de Salavin
    • IV.Le Club des Lyonnais
    • V.Tel qu'en lui même
  • Les plaisirs et les Jeux (1922)
  • Le prince Jaffar (1924)
  • La Pierre d'Horeb (1926)
  • Lettres au Patagon (1926)
  • Le Voyage de Moscou (1927)
  • Les sept dernières plaies (1928)
  • La nuit d'orage (1928)
  • Scènes de la vie future (1930)
  • Géographie cordiale de l’Europe (1931)
  • Les jumeaux de Vallangoujard (1931)
  • Querelles de famille (1932)
  • Chronique des Pasquier (10 volumes)(1933-1945)
    • I.Le notaire du Havre
    • II.Le jardin des bêtes sauvages
    • III.Vue de la terre promise
    • IV.La nuit de la Saint Jean
    • V.Le desert de Bièvre
    • VI.Les Maîtres
    • VII.Cécile parmi nous
    • VIII.Le combat des ombres
    • IX.Suzanne et les jeunes hommes
    • X.La passion de Joseph Pasquier
  • Fables de mon Jardin (1936)
  • Mémorial de la guerre blanche (1939)
  • Positions Françaises (1940)
  • Lieu d'asile (1940)
  • Chronique des Saisons amères (1944)
  • La Musique consolatrice (1944)
  • Paroles de médecin (1944)
  • Inventaire de l’abîme (1944)
  • Biographie de mes fantômes (1944)
  • Le temps de la recherche (1947)
  • semaille au vent (1947)
  • Le bestiaire et l'herbier (1948)
  • La pesée des âmes (1949)
  • Le voyage de Patrice Périot (1950)
  • Les espoirs et les épreuves (1953)
  • Lumières sur ma vie (5 Volumes)
    • I. Inventaire de l'abime
    • II. Biographie de mes fântômes
    • III. Le temps de la recherche
    • IV. La pesée des Ames
    • V. Les éspoirs et les épreuves

Les Maîtres is the sixth volume in Georges Duhamels Chronique des Pasquier. ...

Poetry

  • Des légendes, des batailles (1907)
  • L’homme en tête (1909)
  • Selon ma loi (1910)
  • Compagnons (1912)
  • Elégies (1920)
  • Anthologie de la poèsie lyrique française (1923)
  • Les voix du vieux monde,mis en musique par Albert Doyen (1925)

Criticism

  • Paul Claudel (1913)
  • Les Poètes et la poésie (1914)
  • Défense des Lettres (1937)
  • Confessions sans pénitence (1941)

Theatre

  • La lumière (1911)
  • Dans l'ombre des statues (1912)
  • Le combat (1913)
  • Le cafard (1916)
  • l'œuvre de athlètes (1920)
  • Quand vous voudrez (1921)

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Preceded by:
Théodore Gosselin
Seat 30
Académie française
1935-1966
Succeeded by:
Maurice Druon

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Historique Mercure de France (1817 words)
» Duhamel doit pourtant renoncer assez vite à cette tâche, trop accaparé par ses autres responsabilités (il est notamment élu à l'Académie française en 1935 et préside en outre l'Alliance française) et la poursuite de son œuvre.
Pendant l'occupation, les œuvres de Georges Duhamel sont interdites et pilonnées, tandis que Jacques Bernard s'engage dans la voie de la collaboration.
Après la guerre, Georges Duhamel, qui est resté l'actionnaire principal de la maison d’édition, nomme Paul Hartman à la direction du Mercure, nomination hautement symbolique, puisque Hartman compte parmi les rares éditeurs qui se sont engagés dans la résistance, en publiant et diffusant des textes clandestins, ceux de Charles de Gaulle notamment.
Georges Duhamel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (479 words)
Georges Duhamel (June 30, 1884 - April 13, 1966), was a French author, born in Paris.
Georges Duhamel was born in the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris on the 30th June 1884.
In 1935, Duhamel was elected to the 30th chair at the Académie française.
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