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By J. Gossman

Revered through his friends and highly winning across the world in his personal time, André Maurois is now infrequently learn. reasonable and conciliatory in every little thing, together with his literary type, he appealed to the informed reader of his time, yet did these very traits hinder him from attaining lasting contrast and impression?

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23 Among his own contemporaries, Maurois bears some resemblance to an English counterpart and friend, Harold Nicolson. Like Nicolson, he was deeply liberal in his outlook, and, though he did not have the moderately active diplomatic and political career that, as the son of a successful British career diplomat, Nicolson was able to have, he followed current events no less closely, mixed easily and often with politicians, diplomats and military men, and, like Nicolson, wrote frequently, as we have seen, on current affairs questions in newspapers and magazines.

0006 The Middle Road  what he believed was practical common sense to question an opinion expressed in one of the famous “Propos,” which his beloved teacher and high-minded mentor “Alain” contributed regularly to the Dépêche de Rouen, the Rouen area newspaper. 3 Maurois’s friend, Charles Du Bos, explained and justified the pragmatic outlook they both espoused. “Symptomatic of our time,” Du Bos, whose mother was English, noted in his Journal, is the unjustifiable attitude that thinking men adopt towards action [ .

A Literary Phenomenon  and vividly evocative of a world that has now vanished, while at the same time offering an instructive and insightful account of public life and politics from the point of view of a cultivated, liberally minded observer who had had access to many of the leading players, along with an engaging narrative of the writer’s personal life, including his two marriages, that reads like one of his novels. By 1938 the editor of the Daily Princetonian, the student newspaper at Princeton University, could already with good reason declare that “the versatile M.

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