Maurice Genevoix at the Pantheon: who is this writer?

Maurice Genevoix at the Pantheon: who is this writer?


MAURICE GENEVOIX – At the commemoration of 11th November, Emmanuel Macron announced that Maurice Genevoix would enter the Pantheon.

[Mis à jour le 6 novembre 2018 à 12h48] Emmanuel Macron, during his speech at Eparges (Meuse), as part of the commemoration of the centenary of 11-November, said that Maurice Genevoix would enter the Pantheon. The head of state spoke about this writer, mobilized during the war of 14-18 and wounded during the clashes in Eparges, as a "standard bearer" of "those of 14, simple soldiers, officers, engaged , called, career soldiers, without rank and generals, but also [d]"In this sense, Emmanuel Macron expects to honor in the Pantheon, by 2020, all the soldiers engaged during the First World War," in a collective way. "Concretely, a tribute plate will be deposited in the pantheon.

Maurice Genevoix, he will see his body rest in the famous Parisian monument. On the family side of the poet, we welcome the decision of the president, long desired. "Maurice Genevoix imposed himself little by little as the spokesman of the soldiers of 1914, so through him return (to the Pantheon, ed) all the soldiers of 1914", rejoiced Julien Larere-Genevoix, the grandson from the author of "Raboliot". Novelist attached to retranscribing reality as faithfully as possible, it is in this sense that Maurice Genevoix wrote "Those of 14", a collection of war stories considered as a major testimony of the First World War.

Elected to the French Academy in 1925 and winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1925, he has been living since his death, from a heart attack in 1980, to the cemetery of Passy in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. A Maurice Genevoix museum was opened in Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel, in Loiret, where the writer spent a good part of his life. His pantheonization had already been mentioned, without that leading to it. But "unlike the others, the current president is a great reader of Maurice Genevoix," revealed a regular at the Elysee Figaro.
            
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