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Maurice Constantin-Weyer

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Maurice Constantin-Weyer 24 April 1881, Bourbonne-les-Bains, Haute-Marne – 22 October 1964, Vichy, Allier was a French writer His best known novel is Un homme se penche sur son passé, Prix Goncourt 1928 tr: A Man Scans His Past, 1929


A novelist, biographer and essayist, Constantin lived ten years in Canada Manitoba between 1904 and 1914 and this adventurous period fed a big part of his later work written in France between 1920 and 1950 Maurice Constantin-Weyer was a successful writer, best known for his novels of adventure: the most emblematic is Un homme se penche sur son passé A man scans his past, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1928, and whose action takes place in large areas of the Prairie and northern Canada in the early twentieth century

He returned to France in 1914 to fight in World War I, where he was often wounded and decorated Verdun – Salonique After the war he became a journalist and published novels and biographies in France

His original last name was only "Constantin"; he added the name of his second wife in 1920 and signed all his works Maurice Constantin-Weyer


For complete list see the French Wikipedia

English translations :

  • A Man Scans His Past,1929 Un homme se penche sur son passé, 1928
  • The Half Breed /A Martyr's Folly 1930 - fictionalized biography of Louis Riel La Bourrasque, 1925
  • Towards the West,1931 Vers l'ouest', 1921
  • The French Adventurer; The Life and Exploits of LaSalle, 1931 Cavalier de La Salle, 1927
  • Forest Wild, 1932 Clairière, 1929

External links

  • Works by or about Maurice Constantin-Weyer at Internet Archive
  • "Foreign Writers on Canada in French" The Canadian Encyclopedia
  • Maurice Constantin-Weyer entry at the Manitoba Authur Publication Index online
  • Maurice C-W entry in the Manitoba Historical Society online
  • Maurice Constantin-Weyer entry at Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada

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