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André Maurois

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1885–1967) French biographer, novelist, and essayist. In 1938 he was elected to the Académie Française. Maurois was born in Elbeuf, Normandy. His father owned a ...

Maurois, André

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., André ( Émile Herzog ; 1885–1967 ) French biographer, novelist, and essayist. In 1938 he was elected to the Académie Française. Maurois was born in Elbeuf, Normandy. His father owned a textiles factory, where Maurois worked for a time as director before turning to literature. In this decision he was influenced by the philosopher Alain ( 1868–1951 ), who had taught him in Rouen and whose biography Maurois published in 1949 . During World War I Maurois served with the British army as liaison officer and was awarded the DCM and later the KBE. Les...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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118 words

..., André (pseud. of Émile Herzog ) ( 1885–1967 ). The foremost popular biographer in France in the 20th c., his subjects include Shelley ( 1923 ), Disraeli ( 1927 ), Byron ( 1930 ), Turgenev ( 1931 ), Chateaubriand ( 1938 ), Proust ( 1949 ), George Sand ( 1952 ), Victor Hugo ( 1954 ), Madame de Lafayette ( 1961 ), and Balzac ( 1965 ). The popularity of his biographies undoubtedly owes much to the semifictional techniques of character‐analysis and narration on which they are based. A devoted anglophile, Maurois also produced an ...

Maurois, André

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature
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127 words

..., André ( 1885–1967 ) Pseudonym of Émile Herzog , French author of biography , whose subjects include P. B. Shelley ( Ariel , 1923 , which appeared as the first Penguin paperback in 1935 ), Benjamin Disraeli ( 1927 ), Lord Byron ( 1930 ), Ivan Turgenev ( 1931 ), Marcel Proust ( 1949 ), and George Sand ( 1952 ). He also wrote histories of England ( 1937 ) and the United States ( 1948 ), as well as two novels which draw upon his experience with British troops during the First World War: Les Silences du colonel Bramble ( 1918 : The Silences...

Maurois, André

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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214 words
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..., André ( 1885–1967 ), French writer whose real name is Maurice Herzog . He started writing Les silences du Colonel Bramble ( 1918 ; English trans., The Silence of Colonel Bramble , 1930 ) in 1917 , when he was a liaison officer for the British Army. Thanks to his novels, full of humanism, and his biographies about international writers, he was elected to the Académie Française . For young people, he wrote Le pays des trente-six mille volontés ( 1928 ; English trans., The Country of the Thirty-Six Thousand Whistles , 1930 ), a fairy tale about...

André Maurois

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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45 words

...0André André Maurois 1885 – 1967 French writer Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. The Art of Living (1940) Growing old a bad habit Growing old a bad habit busy man has no...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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Quotations
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...0Andre André Maurois 1885 – 1967 French writer In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. The Art of Living (1940) ch. 6 Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. The Art of Living (1940) ch. 8 Growing old a bad habit Growing old a bad habit busy man has no time A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short. Memoirs (1970) pt. 2, ch....

André Maurois

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
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119 words

...0Andre André Maurois 1885 – 1967 French writer In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. The Art of Living (1940) ch. 6 In literature as in love In literature as in love what is chosen by others Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. The Art of Living (1940) ch. 8 Growing old a bad habit Growing old a bad habit busy man has no time A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short. Memoirs (1970) pt. 2, ch. 22 happy marriage is a marriage is a long...

André Maurois

André Maurois  

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1885–1967)French biographer, novelist, and essayist. In 1938 he was elected to the Académie Française.Maurois was born in Elbeuf, Normandy. His father owned a textiles factory, where Maurois worked ...
Charles Du Bos

Charles Du Bos  

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(1882–1939).Born into a rich cosmopolitan family, with a knowledge of languages and a European education, Charles du Bos was the archetype of the leisurely man of letters with immense ...
Fritz Wegner

Fritz Wegner  

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(1924–), illustrator of children's books since the 1950s. Wegner emigrated to London as an Austrian Jewish refugee at age thirteen in 1938. He studied at St. Martin's School of Art ...
Ariel

Ariel  

1 an airy spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest;2 a rebel angel in Milton's Paradise Lost (VI. 371);3 in Pope's Rape of the Lock (II. 53 ff.) the chief of the sylphs.Shakespeare's character 1. has ...
Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott  

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(1898–1991).Photographer. Besides views of New York and scientific images, she also created distinguished portraits. Born in Springfield, Ohio, Abbott grew up in nearby Columbus and in Cleveland. She ...
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biography  

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A narrative history of the life of some person; or the practice of writing such works. Most biographies provide an account of the life of a notable individual from birth to death, or in the case of ...
Wegner, Fritz

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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213 words

...of the English translation of André Maurois ’s Fattypuffs and Thinifers ( 1968 ), a pacifist tale entirely in tune with his own temperament. His best-known illustrations are the witty drawings that complement the poetry collections Please Mrs. Butler ( 1983 ) and Heard It in the Playground ( 1989 ) by Allan Ahlberg . This is a partnership that has continued to develop since the early death of Ahlberg’s wife and illustrator, Janet Ahlberg. See also Ahlberg, Allan, and Janet Ahlberg ; Garfield, Leon ; Maurois, André ; Rosen, Michael ; and ...

Fattypuffs and Thinifers

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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185 words

...Fattypuffs and Thinifers The English title of Patapoufs et Filifers ( 1930 ) by the celebrated French biographer, novelist, and essayist André Maurois. It was first translated into English in 1941 . The brothers Edmund and Terry, one of whom is fat and the other thin, discover two countries beneath the surface of the earth. One is occupied by the Thinifers, who, besides being excessively thin, obey a rule of life which means ‘going without lunch and working six days a week’; the other, the land of the Fattypuffs, is occupied by an obese and lazy population...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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Current Version:
2005

...good reading available cheaply, begun by Allen Lane ( 1902–70 ) in 1935 , when its first ten titles appeared; priced at sixpence each, they included A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway , The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers , Ariel by André Maurois , and Poet's Pub by Eric Linklater . By the end of 1936 , the year in which Penguin Books was formed as an independent company, one million books had been sold. Having begun trading from a disused church crypt in Euston Road, London, in 1937 the company moved into...

Avissar, Simon

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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Current Version:
2013

...: Landscape (oil on canvas, 32 × 25½ ins/81 × 65 cm) FRF 29,000 Paris, 14 April 1991 : Red Landscape (oil on canvas, 28¾ × 23½ ins/73 × 60 cm) FRF 15,000 Paris, 25 May 1997 : Harlequin (oil on canvas, 37¾ × 26½ ins/96 × 67 cm) FRF 10,000 Bibliography Bramly, Serge / Maurois, André / Maure, H. / Reich, S. : S. Avissar , Abel Rambert, Paris,...

Dumas, Alexandre, père

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

...out to be abridged. But the only abridgement published in France ( Le Petit Dictionnaire de cuisine , 1882 ) discarded much of the good material instead of focusing attention on it. No critical study of the book has ever been made in France. Authoritative writers such as André Maurois have, however, praised it in general terms and have thus provided some cement for Dumas’s gastronomic reputation. For examples of Dumas’ entertaining style, see goose and hermit crab . See also england . Reading Alan and Jane Davidson (1978, especially introductory...

Abbott, Berenice

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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453 words

...became an assistant to Man Ray , a friend from New York. As he taught her photographic processes, she abandoned other artistic pursuits. In 1926 Abbott opened her own portrait studio. Photographing such luminaries as Jean Cocteau , Marcel Duchamp , James Joyce , and André Maurois , she assembled a visual record of the personalities who created a charged moment in Paris’s literary and artistic history. Not long after they became acquainted, she acquired the prints and negatives remaining in Eugène Atget’s studio at his death in 1927 . After her...

Parti Québécois

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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513 words

...of identity politics), Marois called an election in 2014 confident of gaining a majority, but after a disastrous campaign, PQ lost comprehensively to the Liberals, winning only 30 seats and 25 per cent of the popular vote, their poorest share of the vote since 1970 . Maurois resigned and in 2015 Pierre Karl Péladeau, a fervently pro-independence media baron but political novice, became leader, resigning a year later. He was succeeded by Jean-François Lisée who faced the challenge of reviving PQ’s popularity with support draining to the more...

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