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Anatole France

Anatole France

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1921

Novelist, storyteller; almost all genres. Nobility of style, profound human sympathy, true Gallic temperament. Historical fiction evokes past civilizations with great charm, deep insight.

Post-World War I. At Nobel ceremony Frenchman France turned to Nobelist, German Nernst, exchanged a long and cordial handshake with him - a profoundly symbolic gesture.

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Anatole France
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Anatole France Contemporary men of letters series
Georg Morris Cohen Brandes
McClure, 1908
127 pages
Opinions of France
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The Opinions of Anatole Fance
Anatole France
Paul Gsell
Knopf, 1922
The New York Public Library
July 10, 2007
246 pages
France
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Name: Anatole France (pen-name of Jacques Anatole Thibault)
Birth: 16 April 1844, Paris, France
Death: 12 October 1924, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France
Residence at the time of the award: France
Prize motivation: "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament"
Field: Prose
Language: French
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