Hamp, Pierre

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Hamp, Pierre Gender: M
Bourillon, Henri Louis
born on 23 April 1876 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Nice, France, 43n42, 7e15
Timezone LMT m7e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°23' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°15 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 22°35'


French writer and engineer.

Hamp began his writing career in 1908 with a collection of short stories entitled Ten Stories Written in the Département du Nord. His novels, Fresh Fish 1908, Champagne 1909, Rails 1912, and The Victory of the Machines (1920) do not tell the story of people engaged in work but rather depict the production process itself—fetishized as the impersonal manufacturing of products in which man is reduced to functioning as an instrument, or machine, that one must know how to exploit in a civilized way for the benefit of the masters. Hamp regarded the class struggle as a source of anarchy. In the novel Wool (1931) he presented an idealized image of the capitalist organizer of production. One of the creators of the so-called industrial novel, Hamp in fact substituted dry reportage for art.

He died 20 November 1962.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction