Roger Martin du Gard

Roger Martin du Gard

Birth
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Death 22 Aug 1958 (aged 77)
Serigny, Departement de l'Orne, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Cimiez, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Memorial ID 10381872 · View Source
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Author. His work explored the moral and intellectual dilemmas of his generation. He won the 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature, mainly for "Les Thibaults", a series of eight novels published between 1922 and 1940. Together they comprise a monumental picture of pre-World War I France as seen through the eyes of the Thibault brothers, one dutiful and conservative, the other rebellious; their conflicting values are ultimately rendered futile when both die in the war. Martin du Gard was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine. He spent most of World War I on the front lines with the French Army, but his essentially pessimistic outlook was already in place when his first novel, "Jean Barois", appeared in 1913. Much of his other work is lighter in tone, such as the satirical novel "The Postman" (1933) and his stage farces "The Testament of Old Luleu" (1914) and "La Gonfle" (1928). His complete works were issued in 1955.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Martin du Gard (23 Mar 1881–22 Aug 1958), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10381872, citing Monastère et Cimetière de Cimiez, Cimiez, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .