18 October 2015

Paris 2015: Lucien Fabre, Cimetière du Père-Lachaise #20

'Lucien FABRE
1889 – 1952

Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur
Prix Goncourt 1923'

The book that earned Lucien Fabre the Goncourt for 1923 was Rabevel ou le Mal des ardents, which  is a huge but forgotten work and I can find almost nothing about it on the internet: I only know that it was in three volumes, the first concerning Rabevel's youth, the second Rabevel as a financier, and the third is about his end. Wikipédia informs me that he was born in Pampelonne in the Tarn, was friends with Paul Valéry and Léon-Paul Fargue and wrote many books, among them one on Einstein's theories. He was also a businessman, made a number of inventions, owned a private aircraft, and mixed in socialist circles all his life.

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