Anatole France

About Anatole France

Anatole France (French: [anat?l f???s]; born François-Anatole Thibault, [fr??swa anat?l tibo]; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament".

France is also widely believed to be the model for narrator Marcel's literary idol Bergotte in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

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Quotes By Anatole France

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

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Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived.

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