Books: Nine Englishmen

PROPHETS AND POETS—Andre Maurois —Harper ($3).

Among modern French journalists and biographers, Andre Maurois has the distinction of being more English than most Englishmen. His real name is Emile Hcrzog. He was born in 1885 in the small French city of Elbeuf, son of a family of textile manufacturers. His father compelled him to manage the family mills despite his early literary ambitions, his youthful mastery of English, his desire to fit into pre-War literary circles in Paris. Assigned to British Headquarters during the War, he wrote Les Silences du Colonel Bramble in 1918,...

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