André Maurois (1885-1967)

Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Moderate

Author: J. Gossman

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Literary Criticism

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Respected by his peers and hugely successful internationally in his own time, André Maurois is now hardly read. Moderate and conciliatory in everything, including his literary style, he appealed to the educated reader of his time, but did those very qualities prevent him from achieving lasting distinction and impact?

André Maurois (1885-1967)

Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Moderate

Author: Lionel Gossman

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

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Respected by his peers and hugely successful internationally in the first half of the twentieth century - in 1935 the English translation of one of his fifteen major biographies was the first book to be published in Allen Lane's pioneering Penguin paperback series - André Maurois is now hardly read. His liberal humanism, his moderate and conciliatory stance in everything, from politics to his lucid and elegant writing style, his 'politeness' as he put it himself, appealed in his own time to a broad, educated public. As manners, values, and society itself have changed, and unquestioning respect for a shared European cultural tradition has diminished, have the very characteristics that once ensured Maurois' popularity caused new generations of readers to find his work, when they are aware of it, outdated or of little interest?

Andre Maurois

Memoirs 1885-1967 Translated from the French

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André Maurois (1885-1967)

Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Moderate

Author: J. Gossman

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 123

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Respected by his peers and hugely successful internationally in his own time, André Maurois is now hardly read. Moderate and conciliatory in everything, including his literary style, he appealed to the educated reader of his time, but did those very qualities prevent him from achieving lasting distinction and impact?

Memoirs, 1885-1967

Author: André Maurois

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Page: 439

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Memoirs

1885 - 1967

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French XX Bibliography

Index to

Author: Susquehanna University Press

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

An Art of Living

Author: Andre Maurois

Publisher: SpiralPress

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Page: 212

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This inspirational book contains sound advice on the art of living by the late historian, biographer, and philosopher, Andre Maurois, one of the most celebrated and prolific French writers of the 20th century. (Philosophy)

Enlightening: Letters 1946 - 1960

Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 880

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'People are my landscape', Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. He is a fascinated watcher of human beings in all their variety, and revels in describing them to his many correspondents. His letters combine ironic social comedy and a passionate concern for individual freedom. His interpretation of political events, historical and contemporary, and his views on how life should be lived, are always grounded in the personal, and his fiercest condemnation is reserved for purveyors of grand abstract theories that ignore what people are really like. This second volume of Berlin's letters takes up the story when, after war service in the United States, he returns to life as an Oxford don. Against the background of post-war austerity, the letters chart years of academic frustration and self-doubt, the intellectual explosion when he moves from philosophy to the history of ideas, his growing national fame as broadcaster and lecturer, the publication of some of his best-known works, his election to a professorship, and his reaction to knighthood. These are the years, too, of momentous developments in his private life: the bachelor don's loss of sexual innocence, the emotional turmoil of his father's death, his courtship of a married woman and transformation into husband and stepfather. Above all, these revealing letters vividly display Berlin's effervescent personality - often infuriating, but always irresistible.

The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Author: Robert Andrews

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Reference

Page: 720

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The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations contains over 8,000 quotations from 1914 to the present. As much a companion to the modern age as it is an entertaining and useful reference tool, it takes the reader on a tour of the wit and wisdom of the great and the good, from Margot Asquith to Monica Lewinsky, from George V to Boutros Boutros-Galli and Jonathan Aitken to Frank Zappa.

A Voyage to the Island of the Articoles

Author: André Maurois

Publisher: Turtle Point Press

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Page: 112

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"Dangerous, charming, and funny, this elegant miniature rediscovery will delight even brilliant minds."--Simon Van Booy Andr� Maurois' novella, published in the same year as Margaret Mead'sComing of Age in Samoa, is about a couple who become shipwrecked on an uncharted South Seas Island and discover a race of literary zealots for whom every subject and feeling needs to be expressed as a form of literary art. As explained by Alberto Manguel, "An Articole will publish not only hisIntimate Journal, but also hisJournal of My Intimate Journal; and his wife will publishMy Husband's Journal of His Intimate Journal."

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

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Climates

Author: Andre Maurois

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

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Category: Fiction

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Written in 1928 by French biographer and novelist Andre Maurois, Climates became a best seller in France and all over Europe. The first 100,000 copies printed of its Russian translation sold out the day they appeared in Moscow bookstores. This magnificently written novel about a double conjugal failure is imbued with subtle yet profound psychological insights of a caliber that arguably rivals Tolstoy's. Here Phillipe Marcenat, an erudite yet conventional industrialist from central France, falls madly in love with and marries the beautiful but unreliable Odile despite his family's disapproval. Soon, Phillipe's possessiveness and jealousy drive her away. Brokenhearted, Phillipe then marries the devoted and sincere Isabelle and promptly inflicts on his new wife the very same woes he endured at the hands of Odile. But Isabelle's integrity and determination to save her marriage adds yet another dimension to this extraordinary work on the dynamics and vicissitudes of love.

Aldous Huxley

Author: Donald Watt

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 518

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This set comprises forty volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first sixty-eight volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

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Category: Reference

Page: 940

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"The ideal guide to choosing the right word. Entries go beyond the word lists of a thesaurus, explaining important differences between synonyms. Provides over 17,000 usage examples. Lists antonyms and related words."

Manchukuo Perspectives

Transnational Approaches to Literary Production

Author: Annika A. Culver

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

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Category: History

Page: 328

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This groundbreaking volume critically examines how writers in Japanese-occupied northeast China negotiated political and artistic freedom while engaging their craft amidst an increasing atmosphere of violent conflict and foreign control. The allegedly multiethnic utopian new state of Manchukuo (1932–1945) created by supporters of imperial Japan was intended to corral the creative energies of Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Russians, and Mongols. Yet, the twin poles of utopian promise and resistance to a contested state pulled these intellectuals into competing loyalties, selective engagement, or even exile and death—surpassing neat paradigms of collaboration or resistance. In a semicolony wrapped in the utopian vision of racial inclusion, their literary works articulating national ideals and even the norms of everyday life subtly reflected the complexities and contradictions of the era. Scholars from China, Korea, Japan, and North America investigate cultural production under imperial Japan’s occupation of Manchukuo. They reveal how literature and literary production more generally can serve as a penetrating lens into forgotten histories and the lives of ordinary people confronted with difficult political exigencies. Highlights of the text include transnational perspectives by leading researchers in the field and a memoir by one of Manchukuo’s last living writers. “This first-rate collection offers the most comprehensive overview of Manchukuo literature in any language. Containing an abundance of very original research and analysis, with relevant references to diverse sources in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, and Russian, the essays will be welcomed by scholars dealing with literary, historical, political, and colonization issues in Manchukuo and its neighbors.” —Ronald Suleski, Suffolk University, Boston “Manchukuo Perspectives is an excellent contribution to the field. Manchukuo was a fascinating and fraught experiment. Colonialism, imperialism, modernism, and nationalism were just some of the many different forces at play there. With an impressive set of contributors bringing both breadth and depth to the study of these issues, this collection fills a void in our understanding of the cultural and literary production of Manchukuo wonderfully.” —James Carter, Saint Joseph’s University