Maurois, André

(1885-1967) (Émile Herzog)
   novelist, essayist, and historian
   Born Émile Herzog in Elbeuf, André Maurois, as he is best known, was educated at the university of Caen. His first work, Les Silences du colonel Bramble (1918), is a fictionalized memoir of his experiences in World War i, in which he served as an officer. This book, with its delicate humor, would launch his career. Five years later, he published the biography Ariel, ou la vie de Shelley, which was the first of a number of romanticized biographies. All relied on Maurois's imaginative interpretation, rather than scholarly background, and are written in a popular and engaging style. Maurois was especially interested in describing both creative lives and those of individuals of action. He also wrote philosophical works (Le Peseur d'âmes, 1931) and short science-fiction pieces (Toujours, l'inattendu arrive, 1943; La Machine à lire les pensées, 1943). He was interested, too, in the great developments of history and did a number of large historical studies (Histoire de l'Angleterre, 1937; Histoire des États-Unis, 1943; Histoire de la France, 1947). Maurois was elected to the Académie Française in 1938.

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  • MAUROIS, ANDRÉ — (originally Emile Herzog; 1885–1967), French biographer, novelist, and essayist. Born in Elbeuf, Maurois was descended from Alsatian industrialists who moved to Normandy after the Franco Prussian War. Raised in a staunchly patriotic home, he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Maurois, André — Mau·rois (môr wäʹ), André. Pen name of Émile Herzog. 1885 1967. French writer noted for his essays, biographies, and novels, including Atmosphere of Love (1929) and The Family Circle (1932). * * * orig. Émile Herzog born July 26, 1885, Elbeuf,… …   Universalium

  • Maurois, André — ► (1885 1967) Seudónimo del escritor francés Emile Herzog. De estilo ameno y elegante, alcanzó gran fama con sus novelas Bernardo Quesnay (1926), Climas (1928),Tierra de promisión (1946); anteriormente ya había publicado Los silencios del coronel …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Maurois, André (Emile Hertzog) — (1885–1967)    French writer. Among modern French men of letters none has had so notable an affinity with British life and culture as André Maurois. Born in Elbeuf, Normandy, into a family that had settled there from Alsace at the time of the… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Maurois, Andre (Herzog, Emile) — (1885 1967)    French novelist. Born in Elbeuf, Normandy he studied in Rouen and Caen. He worked in the family business, but began to publish novels and short stories. Fleeing from France during the war, he went to the US and taught at Princeton… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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