The Info List - André Chamson

André Chamson
André Chamson
(6 June 1900 – 9 November 1983) was a French archivist, novelist and essayist. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.[1] He was the father of the novelist Frédérique Hébrard (fr). Biography[edit] Chamson was born at Nîmes, Gard. Having studied at the École des chartes, as an archiviste paléographe (graduation 1924), he was the founder-director of the journal Vendredi and a museum curator before the Second World War. After the War he was on the editorial board of the magazine Europe at the time of its revival in 1946; he was a curator at the Musée du Petit Palais, and (from 1959 to 1971) director of the Archives de France. He was President of PEN International, the worldwide association of writers, from 1956 to 1959. He was elected to the Académie française
Académie française
on 17 May 1956 by 18 votes – including Jules Romains, André Maurois
André Maurois
and Georges Duhamel
Georges Duhamel
– to succeed Ernest Seillière. In 1958, he was elected mainteneur of the Académie des Jeux floraux. A Protestant, generous and sociable in both his life and his writing, he set most of his tales in the Cévennes, his birthplace (Roux le bandit, 1925; Les Hommes de la route, 1927; Le Crime des justes, 1928; L'Auberge de l'Abîme, 1933; La Neige et la Fleur, 1951; La Tour de Constance, 1970). He spoke seven times at the Assemblées du Désert (1935, 1954, 1958, 1967, 1972, 1975 and 1979), an annual gathering of Protestants held on the first Sunday of September on the grounds of the Musée du Désert, at the village of Mas Soubeyran in the Gard department. During the Second World War he was in charge of large sections of the Louvre ; he succeeded in hiding some of the most famous art treasures, including The Venus of Milo near Valencay, in a chateau, in the provinces. Later in the Warhe joined the armed Tesistance and became a major in the French units under General de Lattre de Tassigny Chamson died in Paris
in 1983. He is buried with his wife near Pic de Barette in Valleraugue, overlooking the Taleyrac valley. References[edit]

^ "Nomination Database". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 

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Académie française. PEN International

Non-profit organization positions

Preceded by Charles Langbridge Morgan International President of PEN International 1956–1959 Succeeded by Alberto Moravia

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Académie française
Académie française
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Guillaume Bautru (1634) Jacques Testu de Belval (1665) François-Joseph de Beaupoil de Sainte-Aulaire (1706) Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan
Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan
(1743) François Arnaud (1771) Gui-Jean-Baptiste Target
Gui-Jean-Baptiste Target
(1785) Jean-Sifrein Maury
Jean-Sifrein Maury
(1806) François-Xavier-Marc-Antoine de Montesquiou-Fézensac
François-Xavier-Marc-Antoine de Montesquiou-Fézensac
(1816) Antoine Jay
Antoine Jay
(1832) Ustazade Silvestre de Sacy
Ustazade Silvestre de Sacy
(1854) Eugène Marin Labiche
Eugène Marin Labiche
(1880) Henri Meilhac
Henri Meilhac
(1888) Henri Lavedan
Henri Lavedan
(1898) Ernest Seillière (1946) André Chamson
André Chamson
(1956) Fernand Braudel (1984) Jacques Laurent (1986) Frédéric Vitoux (2001)

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Cannes Film Festival jury presidents


Georges Huisman (1946) Georges Huisman (1947) Georges Huisman (1949) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1951) Maurice Genevoix
Maurice Genevoix
(1952) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1953) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1954) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1955) Maurice Lehmann
Maurice Lehmann
(1956) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1957) Marcel Achard (1958) Marcel Achard (1959) Georges Simenon
Georges Simenon
(1960) Jean Giono (1961) Tetsurō Furukaki (1962) Armand Salacrou (1963) Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang
(1964) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1965) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1966) Alessandro Blasetti (1967) André Chamson
André Chamson
(1968) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1969) Miguel Ángel Asturias
Miguel Ángel Asturias
(1970) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1971) Joseph Losey
Joseph Losey
(1972) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1973) René Clair
René Clair
(1974) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau


Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1976) Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini
(1977) Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
(1978) Françoise Sagan
Françoise Sagan
(1979) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Jacques Deray (1981) Giorgio Strehler (1982) William Styron
William Styron
(1983) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
(1984) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1985) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1986) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1987) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1988) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1989) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1990) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1991) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1992) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1993) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1996) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1997) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1998) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1999) Luc Besson
Luc Besson


Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(2001) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2002) Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau
(2003) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2004) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(2005) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2006) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2009) Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2010) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2011) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2012) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2013) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(2014) Joel and Ethan Coen (2015) George Miller (2016) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2017) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 97727729 LCCN: n50035721 ISNI: 0000 0003 6865 2358 GND: 118675524 SELIBR: 181366 SUDOC: 026777541 BNF: cb11896001b (data) SN