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Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort: The Nobel Laureate and His Unfinished Creation

Benjamin Franklin Martin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747830
eISBN:
9781501743276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747830.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Roger Martin du Gard was one of the most famous writers in the Western world. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1937, and his works, especially Les Thibault, ... More


Afterlife

Benjamin Franklin Martin

in Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort: The Nobel Laureate and His Unfinished Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747830
eISBN:
9781501743276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747830.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the efforts of André Daspre to work on the Maumort materials, creating what appeared as Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort in 1983 as Roger Martin du Gard's third volume in the ... More


Displaced

Benjamin Franklin Martin

in Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort: The Nobel Laureate and His Unfinished Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747830
eISBN:
9781501743276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747830.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter assesses how Roger Martin du Gard contended with the problem of his Epilogue for Les Thibault. Editions Gallimard worried that its account of the Great War's horrors might attract ... More


Discomfited

Benjamin Franklin Martin

in Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort: The Nobel Laureate and His Unfinished Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747830
eISBN:
9781501743276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747830.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter describes how Roger Martin du Gard joined the “National Committee of Writers”—which was created by several prominent French literary figures—near the end of 1942. He would later claim to ... More


Bereft

Benjamin Franklin Martin

in Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort: The Nobel Laureate and His Unfinished Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747830
eISBN:
9781501743276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747830.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter recounts how Roger Martin du Gard sought writing advice from his friend, André Gide, regarding Maumort: should he include material about the war and reconstruction in Maumort or should ... More


Estrangement

Benjamin Franklin Martin

in Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort: The Nobel Laureate and His Unfinished Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747830
eISBN:
9781501743276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747830.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Roger Martin du Gard's composition of his “Souvenirs littéraires,” a kind of literary autobiography, for Editions Gallimard's “Bibliothèque de la Pléiade” (Pleiades Library) ... More


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