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Andre Maurois

( French writer, a classic of the biographical genre.)

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Biography Andre Maurois
(1885-1967)
Member of the French Academy (since 1938). Born July 26, 1885 in Vernon (Normandy). Education received at Rouen and in the University of Caen. During World War II was liaison officer to the command of British forces in France. Military experience, colored with irony and good humor to his fellow-Englishmen, were the content of his novel The Silence of Colonel Bramble (Les Silences du Colonel Bramble, 1918). At the beginning of World War II, he emigrated to the United States, he taught at the University of Kansas, then served in the Allied troops in North Africa. By the end of the war he returned to Paris
. Prolific writer, . who spoke different genres, . Maurois wrote psychological novels chamber, . including autobiographical Bernard Quesnay (Bernard Quesnay, . 1926), . Playing by Heart (Climats, . 1928), . Family Circle (Le Cercle de Famille, . 1932); Romanized (belletrizovannye) biography of Ariel, . Life or Shelley (Ariel, . 1924), . Life Disraeli (La Vie de Disraeli, . 1927), . Byron's Life (La Vie de Byron, . 1930), . In search of Marcel Proust (la recherche de Marcel Proust, . 1950),
. Artistic biography Maurois combines the advantages of scientific research and fascinating fiction. Favorite heroes of his tales were writers - George Sand (1952), Victor Hugo (1954), the father and the son of Dumas (1957), Balzac (1965). Reputations magnificent stylist confirmed his essays (feelings and customs - Sentiments et coutumes, 1934) and memoir prose. Preserve the value of non-fiction work Maurois - History of England (Histoire d'Angleterre, 1937) and History of France (Histoire de la France, 1947)


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