The End of Youth: The Life and Work of Alain-Fournier

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Virginia Woolf insists that every great autobiography must reveal two faces of its subject: truth and personality. Gibson shines in both realms, giving us enormous amounts of expertly organised factual information, all the while accomplishing the far more difficult task of recreating the author's personality: letting us see and feel the world as Fournier might have experienced it. --Michael Pastore, Booklovers Review

A complete reappraisal of Alain-Fournier's life and works in this compelling and haunting piece of literary detective work. --London Review of Books

Robert Gibson has written a fine, final version of his acclaimed biography of Alain-Fournier. --Michèle Roberts, The Independent

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Robert Gibson is a retired Professor of French from the University of Kent. He lives and writes in Sidmouth, Devon. His previous books include: The Quest of Alain-Fournier (1953), Modern French Poets on Poetry (1961), and A Land without a Name (1975). Best of Enemies, first published in 1995, has been published by Impress Books in a fully updated and revised edition for the centenary of the Entente Cordiale in 2004.

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