Jules Romains

(1885 - 1972)

Jules Romains, a founder of the literary movement Unanimism, published his twenty-seven-volume novel cycle Men of Good Will from 1932 to 1946. “He proves himself to be a political innocent,” wrote Lewis Mumford of an article Romains published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1940, “or what is worse, an outright jackass.” Romains was international president of PEN from 1938 to 1941, and he was elected to the French Academy in 1946.

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