Henry de Montherlant

Montherlant, Henri de

Henri de Montherlant (äNrē´ də môNtĕrläN´), 1896–1972, French writer. His novels are decadent and egotistical and glorify force and masculinity. Montherlant fought in World War I and was later an athlete and a bullfighter. Among his novels are Les Bestiaires (1926, tr. The Bullfighters, 1927), Les Célibataires (1934, tr. The Bachelors, 1960), the series of four novels Les Jeunes Filles (1936–40; tr. Pity for Women, 1937, Costals & the Hippogriff, 1940, The Girls, 1968), Chaos et la nuit (1963, tr. Chaos and Night, 1964), and Les Garçons (1969). Montherlant's plays, all very successful, include Le Maître de Santiago (1947, tr. 1951), Port-Royal (1954), Don Juan (1958), Le Cardinal d'Espagne (1960), and La Guerre civile (1965, tr. 1967 in Theatre of War).

See biography by L. Becker (1970); study by R. J. Golsan (1988).

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Henry de Montherlant: Selected full-text books and articles

The Master of Santiago: And Four Other Plays By Henry de Montherlant Knopf, 1951
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The French Theater since 1930: Six Contemporary Full-Length Plays By Oreste F. Pucciani Ginn, 1954
Librarian's tip: "La Reine Morte" by Henry de Montherlant begins on p. 201
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Writing Marginality in Modern French Literature: From Loti to Genet By Edward J. Hughes Cambridge University Press, 2001
Librarian's tip: Chap. Three "Claiming Cultural Dissidence: The Case of Montherlant's La Rose de Sable"
Dionysus in Paris: A Guide to Contemporary French Theater By Wallace Fowlie Meridian Books, 1960
Librarian's tip: "Montherlant (1896-)" begins on p. 89
Encyclopedia of the Essay By Tracy Chevalier Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997
Librarian's tip: "Montherlant, Henry de: French, 1896-1972" begins on p. 574
'Chevalerie Du Neant' ("the Knighthood of Nothingness"): Henry De Montherlant and the Olympic Games Movement By Segrave, Jeffrey O Proceedings: International Symposium for Olympic Research, Annual 2010
Sympathy for the Devil: The Problem of Montherlant and the Medieval By Brown, Jennifer ord Papers on Language & Literature, Vol. 44, No. 2, Spring 2008
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Multicultural Writers since 1945: An A-to-Z Guide By Alba Amoia; Bettina L. Knapp Greenwood Press, 2004
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