By J. Gossman
Revered through his friends and highly winning across the world in his personal time, André Maurois is now not often learn. average and conciliatory in every thing, together with his literary variety, he appealed to the trained reader of his time, yet did these very features hinder him from attaining lasting contrast and effect?
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Extra info for André Maurois (1885–1967): Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Moderate
237, 242–243; Aspects of Biography, chapters 1–3). Unlike Strachey, who “used no unpublished sources and provided no references” (Michael Holroyd, Lytton Strachey [New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994], p. 424), Maurois made it a habit, beginning with the biography of Disraeli, to provide a comprehensive list of his sources at the beginning or the end of the volume. He not infrequently consulted manuscript sources and conducted interviews. On the salon of Mme Arman-Caillavet, see Le Salon de Madame Arman de Caillavet (Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1926; Engl.
While finding so much sympathy for their opposites” (“A Portrait” in Desmond MacCarthy, Memories [as in I, note 15], pp. 9–15, on p. 13). MacCarthy himself, however, insisted that “ ‘Bloomsbury’ is neither a movement nor a push [defined as ‘a mutual admiration society’—LG], but only a group of old friends. [ . . ] In taste and judgment ‘Bloomsbury’ from the start has been at variance with itself. Indeed, here lay its charm as a social circle. , pp. 172–173). Such a milieu must have suited Maurois to a T.
Maurois always fastens, as if by instinct, on what is possible. His philosophy rests on a clear delimitation of what he calls the territory of the possible. —Begin nothing without considered choice, and always finish what has been begun. Never hate, but be able to fight nevertheless. 7 To the comment that, whereas the novel is an imaginative construct, the biographer is obliged to work from testimonies and documents, Maurois replied: “Paul Valéry has often said that an artist needs constraints, that the requirements of regular verse patterns and rhyme produce unexpected forms of beauty, that the niche is a help to the sculptor as the site is to the architect.
André Maurois (1885–1967): Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Moderate by J. Gossman