Jammes, Francis

Jammes, Francis

▪ French author
born Dec. 2, 1868, Tournay, Fr.
died Nov. 1, 1938, Hasparren, near Bayonne

      French poet and novelist whose simple rustic themes were a contrast to the decadent element in French literature of the turn of the century.

      A timid, provincial clerk, Jammes was befriended by the Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé and the novelist André Gide. His poetry reacted against Symbolism and followed a new poetic trend known as Naturism. It urged a return to nature, to the small daily happenings of life, to a childlike simplicity. He first attracted attention with De l'Angélus de l'aube à l'Angélus du soir (1898; “From the Morning Angelus to the Evening Angelus”). His conversion to Roman Catholicism (1905), under the guidance of the poet Paul Claudel, led him to a growing piety. Les Géorgiques chrétiennes, 3 vol. (1911–12; “The Christian Georgics”), is the saga of a religious peasant family told in everyday language. Jammes was content, despite his fame, to remain in the country, sharing the daily life of the villagers. Short stories, novels, and his memoirs (1923) complete his literary production in the same pastoral and intimate tone. He had reached the stature of a patriarch for the young poets of the pre–World War II generation when he died.

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