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Jules Romains

French writer (1885-1972)

1885   -   1972


movement: Unanimism
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: Lycée Condorcet, École Normale Supérieure
occupation: playwright, writer, poet
award received: Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, Eugène Dabit populist novel award, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Concours général, Great Gold medal of the Société d'Encouragement au Progrès, Commander of the French Order of Academic Palms, Grand prix des Meilleurs romans du demi-siècle, Académie Française
position held: president, seat 12 of the Académie française

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Jules Romains (born Louis Henri Jean Farigoule; 26 August 1885 – 14 August 1972) was a French poet and writer and the founder of the Unanimism literary movement. His works include the play Knock ou le Triomphe de la médecine, and a cycle of works called Les Hommes de bonne volonté (Men of Good Will). Sinclair Lewis called him one of the six best novelists in the world.He was nominated for the Nobel prize in literature sixteen times.
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