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Name  Andre Billy
Role  Writer
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Died  April 11, 1971, Fontainebleau, France
Books  L' Epoque Contemporaine 1905: 1930

Andre Billy (13 December 1882 – 11 April 1971) was a French writer.

He was born in Saint-Quentin, Aisne. After completing secondary studies at the College de la Providence in Amiens, he studied under the Jesuits at Saint-Dizier. He began writing in 1907, occasionally using the pseudonym Jean de l'Escritoire.

Billy used ecclesiastical settings for the novels Benoni, L'Approbaniste, Introibo, and Le Narthex. He was inspired by the story-tellers of the 18th century for La Femme maquillee, L'Amie des hommes, Quel homme es-tu? and the essay Pudeur. For many years he was the literary critic for L'Œuvre. He edited the collection Leurs Raisons.

Billy became honorary president of the Societe des amis de Phileas Lebesgue. Retiring to Lyon during the Occupation of France, he worked on a series of imposing biographies: Vie de Balzac, Vie de Diderot, and Vie de Sainte-Beuve. He was elected to the Academie Goncourt in 1943, but could not take his seat until 1944 because of the hostility of several members, some of whom he had criticised in his writings. After the War, he wrote the Chroniques du samedi for Le Figaro litteraire. The collection Histoire de la vie litteraire (editions Tallandier) was published under the direction of Andre Billy, who contributed L'Epoque 1900. In total, during his career he was to write 11,000 articles for over one hundred European newspapers.

Andre Billy won the Prix des Ambassadeurs in 1952 for his essay on Sainte-Beuve. In 1954, he became a laureate of the Grand Prix National des Lettres. He was a friend of Guillaume Apollinaire and Paul Leautaud. He died in Fontainebleau.

Works

  • Benoni, mœurs d'eglise, novel, Sansol, Paris, 1907.
  • La Derive, novel, Louis-Michaud, Paris, 1909.
  • La Malabee, illustrated by Laboureur, Societe litteraire de France, Paris, 1917.
  • Barabour ou l'harmonie universelle, novel, La renaissance du livre, Paris, 1920.
  • Ecrit en Songe, illustrated by Laboureur, Societe litteraire de France, Paris, 1920.
  • D'Homme a homme, short story, les œuvres libres 14, aout 1922, fayard, Paris, 1922.
  • L'Ange qui pleure, novel, Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Critique, Paris, 1925.
  • La Trentaine, novel, Messein, Paris, 1925.
  • L'Epopee de Menache Foigel (Le Fleau du savoir, Comme Dieu en France, Le Lion, l'Ours et le Serpent), with Moise Twersky, 3 volumes, Plon, Paris, 1927–1928.
  • La Litterature francaise contemporaine, Colin, Paris, 1927.
  • Banlieue sentimentale, novel, Cres, Paris, 1929.
  • La Femme maquillee, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1932.
  • Princesse folle, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1933.
  • L'Amie des hommes, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1935.
  • Quel homme es-tu? novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1936.
  • L'Approbaniste, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1937.
  • Nathalie ou les enfants de la terre, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1938.
  • Introibo, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1939.
  • Le Double Assassinat de la maison du bœuf, short stories, Editions du milieu du monde, Geneve, 1941.
  • Pauline, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1941.
  • L'Herbe a pauvre homme, novella, Flammarion, Paris, 1942.
  • Le Duc des halles, Edouard Aubanel, Avignon, 1943.
  • Metro Marboeuf, novel, Intercontinentale Edition, Monaco, 1945.
  • Le Six, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1946.
  • Malvina ou le Bataillon de Napoleon II, novel, Editions de la Table Ronde, Paris, 1946.
  • Le Narthex, novel, Flammarion, Paris, 1949.
  • L'Allegretto de la Septieme novel, 1960.
  • Du noir sur du blanc, novel, 1963.
  • Stanislas de Guaita, biography, Mercure de France, 1971.
  • Memoirs
  • La Terrasse du Luxembourg, 1945
  • Le Pont des Saints-Peres, 1947
  • Le Balcon au bord de l'eau
  • Les Beaux Jours de Barbizon
  • Le Badaud de Paris et d'ailleurs, 1959
  • Sur les bords de la Veule, 1965
  • References

    Andre Billy Wikipedia


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