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Bégouën, Max

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(1893-1961) French prehistorian and author of three Prehistoric SF tales, of which only Les bisons d'argile (1925; trans Robert Luther Duffus as Bison of Clay 1926) has appeared in English; it speculatively depicts the life of prehistoric totem-worshipping humans in the foothills of the Pyrenees (see Origin of Man). Bégouën's entry for the Prix Jules Verne (see Awards), "Quand le mammouth ressuscita" ["When the Mammoth Revived"] (April-May 1928 Lectures Pour Tous) placed second, and received only magazine publication. He was a close personal and intellectual friend of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) (see Omega Point). [JE/JC]

Vicomte Max Henri Bégouën

born 1893

died 1961



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