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Henri Barbusse

Poet, novelist, and journalist Henri Barbusse (1873-1935) enlisted in the French army in 1914 at the age of 41. His novel Le Feu: journal d'une escouade ( Under Fire: The Story of a Squad ) received French literature's prestigious Prix Goncourt for fiction in 1916 and drew both acclaim and criticism for its harsh realism. Barbusse's wartime experiences drew him toward pacifism and communism, and after the war he joined the French Communist Party, traveled to Russia, and wrote a biography of...See more

Personality Profile For Henri Barbusse

Henri Barbusse

The following is a personality profile of Henri Barbusse based on his work.

Henri Barbusse is boisterous and unpretentious.

He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is empathetic as well: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. But, Henri Barbusse is also confident: he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.

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