René Boylesve

René Boylesve

René Boylesve in 1921
Born René Tardiveau
(1867-04-14)April 14, 1867
La Haye-Descartes, France
Died June 14, 1926(1926-06-14) (aged 59)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Notable awards Election to the Académie française in 1919

René Boylesve (14 April 1867 in La Haye-Descartes – 14 January 1926 in Paris), born René Marie Auguste Tardiveau, was a French writer and a literary critic.


Boylesve was orphaned early and went to school in Poitiers and Tours. In 1895 he began to publish articles in various journals. He is considered the heir of Honoré de Balzac and precursor of Marcel Proust. In 1919 he was inducted into the Académie française.



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