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Maurice Barrès

French novelist (1862-1923)

1862   -   1923

movement: Symbolism
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: lycée Henri-Poincaré, collège-lycée La Malgrange
occupation: writer, politician, novelist, journalist
award received: Alfred Née Award
position held: member of the French National Assembly, seat 4 of the Académie française
student of: Jules Lagneau

Auguste-Maurice Barrès (French: [baʁɛs]; 19 August 1862 – 4 December 1923) was a French novelist, journalist and politician. Spending some time in Italy, he became a figure in French literature with the release of his work The Cult of the Self in 1888. In politics, he was first elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1889 as a Boulangist and would play a prominent political role for the rest of his life. Barrès was associated in his literary works with Symbolism, a movement which had equivalence with British Aestheticism and Italian Decadentism; indeed he was a close associate of Gabriele d'Annunzio representing the latter. As the name of his trilogy suggests, his works glorified a humanistic love of the self and he also flirted with occult mysticisms in his youth. The Dreyfus affair saw an ideological shift from a liberal individualism rooted in the French Revolution to a more organic and traditional concept of the nation, he also became a leading anti-Dreyfusard popularising the term nationalisme to describe his views. He stood on a platform of "Nationalism and Protectionism.".Politically, he became involved with various groups such as the Ligue des Patriotes of Paul Déroulède, which he became the leader of in 1914. Barrès was close to Charles Maurras, the founder of Action Française, a monarchist party. Despite the fact that he remained a republican, Barrès would have a strong influence on various following French monarchists, as well as various other figures. During the First World War, he was a strong supporter of the Union Sacrée political truce. In later life, Barrès returned to the Catholic faith and was involved in a campaign to restore French church buildings and helped establish 24 June as a national day of remembrance for St. Joan of Arc.
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Series

0

Works

7

The Sacred Hill

book by Maurice Barrès

author: Maurice Barrès

1913

The Cult of the Self

trilogie de Maurice Barrès

author: Maurice Barrès

Colette Baudoche

book by Maurice Barrès

author: Maurice Barrès

1909

Der Mord an der Jungfrau

short story by Maurice Barrès

author: Maurice Barrès

1913

Les Déracinés

book by Maurice Barrès

author: Maurice Barrès

1897

Un jardin sur l'Oronte

roman de Maurice Barrès

author: Maurice Barrès

1922

Articles

14

Les Bastions de l’Est ( 1904 )

article publié dans la Revue des Deux mondes

author: Maurice Barrès

Un Voyage à Sparte/01 ( 1905 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Maurice Barrès

Un Voyage à Sparte/04 ( 1906 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Maurice Barrès

Un Voyage à Sparte/03 ( 1905 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Maurice Barrès

Un Voyage à Sparte/02 ( 1905 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Maurice Barrès

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