Alain-Fournier( 3 October 1886 - 22 September 1914 )
Alain-Fournier was the pseudonym of Henri-Alban Fournier , a French author and soldier. He was the author of a single novel, Le Grand Meaulnes , which has been twice filmed and is considered a classic of French literature.
Alain-Fournier was born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, in the Cher >département, in central France, the son of a school teacher. He studied at the >Lycée Lakanal in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, near Paris, where he prepared for the entrance examination to the ">École Normale Supérieure, but without success. He then studied at the merchant marine school in Brest. At the >Lycée Lakanal he met >Jacques Rivière, and the two became close friends. In 1909, Rivière married Alain-Fournier's younger sister Isabelle.
He interrupted his studies in 1907 and from 1908 to 1909 he performed...