Romain Jules( French writer)
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Romain, Jules (Romain, Jules; pseudo., Present. name - Louis Farigul, Farigoule) (1885-1972), French writer. Member of the French Academy (1946). Born August 26, 1885 in Saint-Julien Shaptey (dep. Haute-Loire). He studied at the Lycц?e Condorcet and the Ecole Normale Supц?rieure in Paris. In 1909-1919 he taught at high schools. One of the most prominent writers who were members of the union 'Abbey' (1906), founder of unanimizma - a literary movement, whose principles articulated in the poem "The unanimous Life" (La Vie unanime, 1908). Romain died in Paris on Aug. 14, 1972
. Unanimizm, . formed under the influence of fast developing of Sociological Studies, . considered the person of his belonging to a particular group - the family, . social, . religious, . National; his goal he had seen in comprehension 'unanimous life' of the group or its impact on the life of the individual,
. This setting determines the character of the novels by Romain (excluding, . perhaps, . trilogy of "Psyche" - Psych, . 1922-1929) "Someone died" (Mort de quelqu'un, . 1911), . "Friends" (Les Copains, . 1913), . and the cycle under the title "People of good will" (Les Hommes de bonne volont, . t,
. 1-27, 1932-1946). Extremely prolific writer, Romain enjoyed a high reputation as a playwright, earning special recognition play "Dr. Knock, or the Triumph of Medicine" (Dr. Knock, ou le triomphe de la mdecine, 1923) and the comedy remake of Boris Johnson's "Volpone" (Volpone, 1928), carried out jointly with Zweig.
"People of good will" - a work portraying the collective, or persons under the influence of the collective. Breaking with traditional novelistic form, Romain refuses conventional building plot and the principle of unity of action arising from the relationship of the central characters. Cycle is a picture of French society in the time between 6 October 1908 and October 7, 1933. The author introduces the reader to the various circles of society: politicians, bankers, clergy, educators, artists, workers of different specialties, and each class is represented typical of his characters. See the influence of changing conditions, as well as events of national and international importance of these classes, each of which responds to them in their own. In the cycle of more than 400 actors, as actually existing, and imaginary. While concentrating on the sociological aspects, Romain, however, proved to be a subtle psychologist. Evidence of erudition and varied interests were his numerous essays on literary, scientific and political topics.