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Anatole France

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Who is Anatole France?

Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament".

  • also known as Jacques Anatole Francis Thibault, Jacques-Anatole-François Thibault, François-Anatole Thibault
  • born on (171 years ago) in Paris
  • nationality: France
  • profession: Novelist, poet, journalist, writer
  • died on (91 years ago) in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire
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Google previewThe North American Review (1912)

by Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge

Anatole France is a writer to take or leave, according to taste, and so is Professor Matthews.

Google previewThe Bookman (1919)

Anatole France is an epicurean skeptic, doubting the utility of science and the truth of religion, and holding as sovereign good the satisfactions that come from the contemplation of beauty in which collaborate the senses, the heart and the often ...

Google previewThe Complete Novels of Joseph Conrad - All 20 Works in One Premium Edition (2015)

Including Unforgettable Titles like Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, Nostromo, Under Western Eyes and Many More (With Author’s Letters, Memoirs and Critical Essays) by Joseph Conrad

Anatole France is a wild and untrammelled genius.

Google previewLittle Giant Encyclopedia (2009)

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Anatole France The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. Anatole France Under current law, it is a crime for a private citizen to lie to a government official, ...

Google previewA Gustave Flaubert Encyclopedia (2001)

by Laurence M. Porter

France, Anatole France, Anatole (pseud. of Jacques-Anatole-François Thibault, 1844–1924). Anatole France was a fluent, witty literary critic and productive novelist whose last six major works are satires in the spirit of Flaubert, albeit ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Thought (2005)

by Gregory Claeys

Anatole France, the pseudonym for Jacques Anatole Thibaut, was born in Paris on 16 April 1844, and died on ...

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved (2012)

by Colin Wilson

Anatole France mentions that the common peopleof Paris werein afever of excitement atthe news that theMaid was still alive and was returning to Paris.

Google previewEncyclopedia of European Peoples (2006)

by Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason

Poet and novelist Jacques Anatole Thibault (pseudonym, Anatole France) wins Nobel Prize in literature. 1925 Locarno Pact of 1925 reaffirms France-German border.

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of European Labor Leaders (1995)

by A. Thomas Lane

Marie-Claire Bancquart, Anatole France, un sceptique pas sionne ( 1 884). SHEILA TREMLETT FRANK, Ludwig ...

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The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever. (Anatole France)
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