Rolland, Romain

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1866-01-29
Death 1944-12-30
French
English, Italian, French

Biographical notes:

French author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris], to an unidentified editor or publisher, 1906 Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872184

French communist intellectual.

From the description of Romain Rolland miscellaneous papers, 1932-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868035

Romain Rolland was a French novelist, dramatist, and essayist, an idealist who was deeply involved with pacifism; Lucien Price was an American novelist and journalist with the Boston Transcript (1907-1914) and then the Boston Globe until his death in 1964.

From the description of Letters to Lucien Price, 1913-1940 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82803715

From the guide to the Letters to Lucien Price, 1913-1940 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Rolland was born in 1866 in the district of Nièvre, France. He studied literature, music and philosophy, going on to publish two doctoral theses. After some years as a school teacher he went on to teach at the Sorbonne. His interest in music motivated him to publish numerous critical pieces on famous composers as well as artists and writers. As well as being a critic he began to publish his own literature, culminating in the winning of the Nobel Prize in 1915 for his Jean-Christophe . The themes of truth, humanism and altruism are identified most explicitly within his literary work. He died in Vézelay, 1944.

From the guide to the Rolland, Romain, 1919, (Senate House Library, University of London)

French man of letters and writer on music.

From the description of Autograph note signed with initials on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 7 February 1909, to an unidentified recipient, 1909 Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270974532

Novelist, dramatist, and essayist.

From the description of Romain Rolland correspondence, 1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984625

B. 1866 in Clamecy, France; French pacifist intellectual; opposed World War I; won 1915 Nobel Prize for Literature; helped introduce teachings of Gandhi to the West; opposed fascism and supported the Popular Front; d. 1944, Vézelay, France.

From the description of Collection, 1918-1944. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 41934357

Rolland was a French author who won the 1915 Nobel Prize in literature.

From the guide to the Romain Rolland letters to Paul Amann, 1903-1954 ., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

French novelist, dramatist, essayist, and pacifist; awarded the 1915 Nobel Prize for Literature; popularized the work of M.K. Gandhi in western nations.

From the description of Collection, 1918-1968. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 57358492

Rolland was a French author who won the 1915 Nobel Prize in Literature.

From the description of Letters to Paul Amann, 1903-1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122564031

Biographical/Historical Note

French communist intellectual.

From the guide to the Romain Rolland miscellaneous papers, 1932-1935, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Pacifism--20th century
  • Communism
  • Authors, French--20th century
  • French literature--20th century
  • Pacifism
  • Literature
  • Authors, French--20th century--History--Sources
  • Wars (events)
  • International conflict
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)
  • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
  • War
  • Communism--France
  • Pacifists--History--Sources

Occupations:

  • Essayist
  • Novelists
  • Dramatists

Places:

  • France (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)