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Andre Maurois (1885-1967): Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Moderate (Hardback)
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Andre Maurois (1885-1967): Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Moderate (Hardback)

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Hardback 123 Pages / Published: 13/01/2014
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Respected by his peers and hugely successful internationally in his own time, Andre 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?

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137402691
Number of pages: 123
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm


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"Through a presentation and analysis of aspects of the life of the French writer Andre Maurois, Gossman's book sheds light on an impressive number of crucial historical, political, and cultural problems faced by France from World War I through the Cold War. Understated, suggestive, and balanced in its approach to a number of controversial issues, it succeeds in showing the interest in the life of a once popular, but now largely forgotten writer, whose previous celebrity, according to a contemporary of Maurois cited by Professor Gossman, had by the 1970s 'collapsed like a souffle.' This book could very well have the effect of encouraging the souffle to rise again, even if undoubtedly not to its original height." - David Carroll, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine, USA

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