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Name  Maurice Dekobra

Role  Writer
Maurice Dekobra MDRN symposium on Maurice Dekobra 3 Dec 2014 MDRN
Died  June 1, 1973, Paris, France
Movies  Madonna of the Sleeping Cars, Siren of the Tropics, Latin Quarter
Books  The madonna of the sle, Venus on Wheels, The Thirteenth Lover, Shanghai Honeymoon, La madone des sleepings
Similar People  Henri Diamant‑Berger, Erich von Stroheim, Victor Schertzinger, Maurice Gleize, Marco de Gastyne

Maurice Dekobra, sonore, 1930

Maurice Dekobra (May 26, 1885 Paris – June 1, 1973 Paris) was a French writer. His real name was Maurice Tessier. Seen as a subversive writer in the 1920s and 1930s, he became one of the best-known French writers between the First and the Second World Wars. His books have been translated into 77 languages. In spite of this, he has now been declared a "total unknown".


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At the age of 19, he started his career as a trilingual journalist – French, English, German. During the 1914–18 War he was attached as liaison officer/interpreter first to the Indian army, and later to the United States army. The contacts he made at this time ignited his passion for travel. He attributed the origin of his pen name to an episode in North Africa when he saw a snake charmer with two cobras. Allegedly he began thinking of the "deux cobras", which led him to De-kobra, then Dekobra. The term 'dekobrisme' was coined from his fiction, which used journalistic features in his novels. He chose to live in the United States from 1939 to 1946. Upon returning to France, he started writing whodunits.

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Some of his novels were made into films.


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