This critical biography fills a gap in an important area of 20th-century French Studies - there is no biography of Andre Chamson in English. His place in French literature is assured in France, but his work is not well-known in Britain or other English-speaking countries. Chamson's works have much to offer Anglophone readers by providing a more detailed and informed picture of France, as a nation and as a collection of regional identities.
Peter D. Tame is Professor of French Studies at Queen's University.
List of illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Foreword; Commendatory Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Childhood Years; 2. War and Postwar (1914-1924); 3. Literary Apprenticeship (1924-1930); 4. Politics in Paris, the Provinces and Beyond: Andre Chamson's Political Awakening; 5. Political Commitment (1935-1939); 6. The War (1939-1945); 7. Post-War (1945-1957); 8. Andre Chamson and the 'New France' (1958-1966); 9. 'Retour aux Sources': A Return to His Origins (1967-1983); Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; Index of Literary Terms.