Roché, Henri-Pierre, 1879-1959

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French journalist; author; art collector, advisor, and dealer.

From the description of Henri Pierre Roché Papers, 1886-1971. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 191957089

Henri Pierre Roché was born in Paris on May 28, 1879. His father died when he was an infant, and, as an only child, Roché had a close relationship with his mother, Clara. Her influence in his personal life is evidenced by his delayed marriages, first to Germaine Bonnard and then Denise Roché, and in his relationships with other women, such as Margaret Hart. She seems to have had an ideal woman in mind for her son, and he appears to have followed this philosophy, waiting for the perfect woman to be the mother of his child. He met many women along the way. He also used a pseudonym for Don Juan et... because of his mother's disapproval of the work.

Many of his relationships Roché later depicted in his novels, namely Jules et Jim (Franz and Helen Hessel) and Deux anglaises and et le continent (Violet and Margaret Hart). A prolific writer, Roché kept journals, and the collection includes these in original form starting in 1901, as well as transcriptions beginning in 1904. These writings were to become his autobiography, but although he did begin such a work, it was not finished before his death at age eighty. He received an award for Jules et Jim at the age of seventy-four, the Prix Claire Belon, or basket of clams, and both this novel and Deux anglaises et le continent were made into films by François Truffaut.

Roché led a rich life, personally as well as professionally. He was a journalist; an art collector, advisor, and dealer; a writer; a guide for the American Industry Mission when it visited France; as well as a diarist and ladies man. Roché had many lovers, oftentimes simultaneously, and often in a triangle with one of his male friends, such as Franz Hessel or Marcel Duchamp. Roché's ulterior motive in his relationships with women seems to have been a desire to study women. In some ways this seems devious; in others, a psychological aspiration, or perhaps a reflection of his mother's dominance and his attempt to break free from it through understanding. At any rate, Roché was a prolific writer, in volume as well as content. He was a man of many interests and talents, and lived a very full and fulfilling life, as this collection well documents.

From the guide to the Henri Pierre Roché Papers TXRC96-A14., ca. 1886-1971, (The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center)

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creatorOf Hazelton, George Cochrane, 1868-1921. La tunique jaune. Pièce chinoise en trois actes, représentée à la manière chinoise. Par Georges Hazelton & Benrimo. (Musique de William Furst) New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jeanne Robert Foster letters from Ezra Pound and other papers, 1899-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Truffaut, François, 1932-1984. Jules et Jim / François Truffaut, réal., scénario, adapt., dial. ; Henri-Pierre Roché, aut. adapté ; Jean Gruault, scénario, adapt., dial. ; Georges Delerue, comp. ; Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959. Henri Pierre Roché Papers, 1886-1971. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Vol. X (ff. 452). 1914-1916.includes:f. 1 John Henderson, Secretary, National Liberal Club: Letter to G. B. Shaw of John Henderson: 1914.f. 2 Robert Loraine, MC; actor and aviator: Correspondence with G. B. Shaw of Robert Loraine: 1906?, 1914: P..., 1914-1916 British Library
creatorOf Lake, Carlton. Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts, 1377-2000, (bulk 1895-1940). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John Quinn papers, 1901-1926 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn De Herrera, Gloria, 1929-1985. Gloria de Herrera papers, 1936-1996 (bulk 1947-1985). Getty Research Library
referencedIn Gloria de Herrera papers, 1936-1996, 1947-1985 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Frank, Nino. Bifur archive 1921-1930. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Truffaut, François, 1932-1984. Jules et Jim / François Truffaut, réal., scénario, adapt., dial. ; Henri-Pierre Roché, aut. adapté ; Jean Gruault, scénario, adapt., dial. ; Georges Delerue, comp. ; Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Henri Pierre Roché Papers TXRC96-A14., ca. 1886-1971 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Wood, Beatrice. Beatrice Wood papers, 1852-1998. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Arensberg, Louise. person
associatedWith Arensberg, Louise. person
associatedWith Auric, Georges, 1899- person
associatedWith Auric, Georges, 1899-1983 person
associatedWith Bayle, Germaine. person
associatedWith Bayle, Germaine. person
associatedWith Bonnard, Germaine. person
associatedWith Bonnard, Germaine. person
associatedWith Braque, Georges, 1882-1963 person
associatedWith Chalupt, René. person
associatedWith Chalupt, René. person
associatedWith Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963 person
associatedWith Copeau, Jacques, 1879-1949 person
associatedWith De Herrera, Gloria person
associatedWith De Herrera, Gloria, 1929-1985. person
associatedWith Doucet, Jacques, 1853-1929 person
associatedWith Dubuffet, Jean, 1901- person
associatedWith Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 person
associatedWith Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957 person
associatedWith Ebihara, Kinosuke, 1904-1970 person
associatedWith Fassbinder, Johanna. person
associatedWith Fassbinder, Johanna. person
associatedWith Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970 person
correspondedWith Frank, Nino. person
associatedWith Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith George, Olga. person
associatedWith George, Olga. person
associatedWith Giraud, Henri, 1879-1949 person
associatedWith Groult, Nicole, 1887-1967 person
associatedWith Hart, Margaret Barratt, d. 1926 person
associatedWith Hart, Violet. person
associatedWith Hart, Violet. person
associatedWith Hazelton, George Cochrane, 1868-1921. person
associatedWith Hessel, Franz, 1880-1941 person
associatedWith Hessel, Helen, 1886-1982 person
associatedWith Hug, Charles, 1899- person
associatedWith Lake, Carlton. person
associatedWith Lamb, Euphemia. person
associatedWith Lamb, Euphemia. person
associatedWith Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956 person
associatedWith Man Ray, 1890-1976 person
associatedWith Marembert, Jean. person
associatedWith Marembert, Jean. person
associatedWith Migraine, Michel. person
associatedWith Migraine, Michel. person
associatedWith Nazzi, Louis, 1885-1913 person
associatedWith Nicholson, Ben, 1894- person
associatedWith Nicholson, Ben, 1894-1982. person
associatedWith Orgeix, Anne Marie Lucas d'. person
associatedWith Orgeix, Anne Marie Lucas d'. person
associatedWith Orgeix, Christian d', 1927- person
associatedWith Paulhan, Jean, 1884-1968 person
associatedWith Perdriat, Hélène. person
associatedWith Perdriat, Hélène. person
associatedWith Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 person
associatedWith Quinn, John, 1870-1924 person
associatedWith Roché, Clara. person
associatedWith Roché, Clara. person
associatedWith Roché, Denise. person
associatedWith Roché, Denise. person
associatedWith Roché, Jean-Claude. person
associatedWith Roché, Jean-Claude. person
associatedWith Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937 person
associatedWith Salmon, André, 1881- person
associatedWith Salmon, André, 1881-1969. person
associatedWith Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 person
associatedWith Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 person
associatedWith Stein, Leo, 1872-1947 person
associatedWith Tella, Garcia. person
associatedWith Tella, Garcia. person
associatedWith Uhde, Wilhelm, 1874-1947 person
associatedWith Wiesel, Louise. person
associatedWith Wiesel, Louise. person
associatedWith Wols, 1913-1951 person
associatedWith Wood, Beatrice. person
associatedWith Wood, Beatrice. person
associatedWith Zanon, Carlo. person
associatedWith Zanon, Carlo. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Serbia, Europe
Subject
Authors, French--20th century
Jules et Jim (Motion picture)
Art--Collectors and collecting
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Person

Birth 1879-05-28

Death 1959-04-09

French

German,

French,

English

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