Alain Fournier (2645 words)


Alain-Fournier, pseudonym of Henri-Alban Fournier (3 October 1886 – 22 September 1914), was born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon in the Cher department of France. The main literary success in his lifetime was his only novel The Lost Domain. Posthumous publications of Miracles, a collection of poems and essays, and two volumes of correspondence have served to solidify his place as one of the major writers of 20th century French literature.

Stylistically, Alain-Fournier’s work connects French Symbolism, the nascent Modernist tendencies of the time and even touches on the theocentric, esoteric literature promoted by his mentor, the French writer and diplomat Paul Claudel. In terms of t…

Citation: Bruncevic, Mersiha. "Alain Fournier". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 July 2019 [, accessed 17 April 2021.]

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