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Romain Rolland
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    (January 29, 1866-December 30, 1944)
    Born in Clamecy, France
    Novelist, dramatist, and art and music historian
    Best-known for the 10-volume novel ‘Jean-Christophe’ (1904-12) and the seven-volume ‘The Enchanted Soul’ (1922-33)
    Published his plays in the collections ‘Theater of the Revolution’ (1904) and ‘The Tragedies of Faith’ (1913)
    Won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1915)
    Despite having a Jewish wife, he refused to take a stand on the Dreyfus Affair.
    He was a vegetarian.
    He considered Joseph Stalin the greatest man of his time.
    He received the first music doctorate granted by the Sorbonne (1895).
    He published a biography of Mahatma Gandhi that contributed to his reputation in Europe (1924).
    He intervened with Stalin to get anarchist author Victor Serge released from a Soviet prison.
    Herman Hesse dedicated the novel ‘Siddhartha’ to him.
    He wrote, ‘I find war detestable but those who praise it without participating in it even more so.’

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