Bertrand, Adrien

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Bertrand, Adrien Gender: M
born on 4 August 1888 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Nyons, France, 44n22, 5e08
Timezone LMT m5e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°35' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°26 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°39'


French novelist and journalist whose short career was punctuated by a series of striking surrealist anti-war novels. He worked as a journalist for Paris midi and L’Homme Libre. He was a pacifist but nonetheless joined the French Army immediately when the First World War began. For 3 months he was engaged in the battle of the frontiers. Late October 1914 a slice of shrapnel tore into his chest damaging his lungs. Permanently bedridden he returned to his writing, completing two works before he succumbed to his wounds over 3 years after the incident.

In 1914, Bertrand was awarded the Prix Goncourt for his novel L'Appel du sol, a novel about the horrors of the war and the destructive nature of blind patriotism.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1914 (Prix Goncourt)
  • Death by War or Terrorism 18 November 1917 (died 3 years after incident from his war wounds)
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Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (EC DG 46)


  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction