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Maurice Barrès (1862–1923)

Barrès, Maurice (bär-ās’). A French novelist and publicist; born at Charmes-sur-Moselle, Aug. 17, 1862; died in 1923. His political career was successful, but less important than his work in literature. Some of his more important novels are: ‘Under the Eye of the Barbarians’ (1887), a study in egoism, together with ‘L’Homme Libre’ (1889) and ‘Le Jardin de Bérénice’ (1891). He studies problems of nationalism in ‘Les Déracinés’ (1897). ‘Les Amitiés Françaises’ (1903); ‘Au Service de l’Allemagne’ (1905); ‘Colette Baudoche’ (1909). After the war he published many volumes of newspaper articles. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).