Romains, Jules

BORN 26 Aug 1885, St. Juliens-Chapteuil, Haute-Loire - DIED 14 Aug 1972, Paris
BIRTH NAME Farigoule, Louis Henri Jean
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 03, ligne 01, A, 2)

Jules Romains was the son of a school teacher. He studied philosophy and biology in Paris. He graduated in philosophy in 1909. In 1923 he wrote "Petit traité de versification". In 1936 he married Lise Dreyfus (1910-1997).

He wrote poetry, novels and plays. His work is known for his concept of unanimism. In 1937 his novel "(Les Copains" was published. His grand work of fiction "Les hommes de Bonne Volonté" ("Men of Goodwill") was published in 27 volumes between 1932 and 1946.

During the Second World War he went into exile in the USA and in Mexico. He was elected into the Académie française in 1946. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature sixteen times.


The grave of Jules Romains at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


• Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Parisians, Robson Books, London, 1991
Jules Romains - Wikipedia

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Published: 29 Jul 2017
Last update: 05 Apr 2022