Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1901-1976) French statesman, adventurer and author whose La Voie royale (1930; trans Stuart Gilbert as The Royal Way 1935) conveys a slightly peripheral Lost World atmosphere as its spiritually ambitious protagonist travel further and further into a heart of darkness in Cambodia and Laos, searching for a mysterious lost guru. [JC]
born Paris: 3 November 1901
died Paris: 23 November 1976
- La Voie royale (Paris: Grasset, 1930) [binding unknown/]
- The Royal Way (New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935) [trans by Stuart Gilbert of the above: hb/Julian Wehr]
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