Roland Dorgelès  

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Roland Dorgelès (1885 in Amiens, Somme – 1973), was a French novelist and a member of the Académie Goncourt.

Born Roland Lecavelé (he adopted the pen name Dorgelès to commemorate visits to the spa town of Argelès), he spent his childhood in Paris.

A prolific author, he is most renowned for the Prix Femina-winning Wooden crosses ("Les croix de bois"), a moving study of World War One, in which he served. It was published in 1919 (in English in 1921).

Dorgelès served as a juror with Florence Meyer Blumenthal in awarding the Prix Blumenthal, a grant given between 1919-1954 to painters, sculptors, decorators, engravers, writers, and musicians.



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