The King Without a Kingdom

The King Without a Kingdom by Maurice Druon

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Maurice Druon , full name Maurice Samuel Roger Charles Druon (fr.

Maurice Samuel Roger Charles Druon; born April 23, 1918, Paris, France - died April 14, 2009, ibid.) - French writer , member of the French Academy (1967), Minister of Culture of France (1973-1974). Chevalier of the Order of Friendship of Peoples (Russia, 1993). Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2007). Maurice Druon on his paternal side came from the famous in Orenburg Jewish merchant family Lesk, who owned a large department store in the city with branches in Ufa, Samara and Samarkand. His great-grandfather, a merchant of the first guild, Anton Osipovich Lesk, originally from Vilna, was one of the founders of the "Society for Benefits to the Poor Jews of the City of Orenburg." Druon`s grandfather, the doctor Samuel (Shmul) Kessel, moved to the family of his wife (Raisa Antonovna Lesk) in Orenburg from Shavli, Kovno province after a short stay with his wife in the Jewish agricultural colony Clara, organized by the Baron Maurice de Hirsch Foundation in Argentina (where in 1898 he was born their eldest son is the writer Joseph Kessel). The writer`s grandmother, Raisa Antonovna Lesk, was born in Memel, where her father, before moving to Orenburg, was the editor of a local Jewish newspaper. Samuel Kessel and Raisa Lesk met during their student years in Montpellier, where they studied medicine; married in 1895 in Orenburg before moving to Argentina. The son of actor Lazar Samuilovich Kessel (May 20, 1899-1920), a native of Orenburg, who left Russia with his family in 1908 and moved to Nice, played under the acting pseudonym Sieber, but committed suicide at the age of 21. Maurice adopted the surname of his stepfather Rene Druon. Studied at the literary department in Paris. Young Maurice was greatly influenced by his uncle, brother of Lazarus Joseph (Joseph) Kessel (1898-1979), writer, journalist and hero of the French Resistance. Druon is one of the most famous contemporary writers in France. He is the author of such famous works as: "The Iron King", "Prisoner of Chateau Gaillard", "Poison and Crown", "French She-Wolf". 90-year-old Druon is a life member of the French Academy, ex-minister for cultural affairs (1973-1974). For his first major work, The Powerful of This World, written in 1948, Druon was awarded France`s highest literary award - the Goncourt Prize. Maurice Druon is known not only as a writer, but also as a political and public figure. During the Second World War, he participated in resistance movements and Free France, was a war correspondent. Maurice Druon will remain in history primarily as the author of the famous "Song of the Partisans", the words of which he wrote together with Joseph Kessel. Druon risked his life as a member of the Resistance Movement - and this passionate love for France and freedom never left him, "- said French President Nicolas Sarkozy after the news of the death of Druon.

The family of Maurice Druon originates from three regions of the world - Flanders, Brazil and Russia.

"My father is from Russia, from the family of an Orenburg doctor," said the writer himself. “My first trip to Russia took place back in 1951 - and then I returned there several times.” In the early 1990s, by decree of the President of Russia, the writer was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples for his services in the development and strengthening of cultural ties between Russia and France.

year he became a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The writer died at his home on Tuesday April 14, 2009 at 6 pm "It was a very close friend, his death is a huge loss for the French Academy" - said Secretary of the French Academy Helene Carrer-d `Encausse.

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Maurice Druon , full name Maurice Samuel Roger Charles Druon (fr. Maurice Samuel Roger Charles Druon; born April 23, 1918, Paris, France - died April 14, 2009, ibid.) - French writer , member of the French Academy (1967), Minister of Culture of France (1973-1974). Chevalier of the Order of Friendship of Peoples (Russia, 1993). Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2007). Maurice Druon on his paternal side came from the famous in Orenburg Jewish merchant family Lesk, who owned a large department store in the city with branches in Ufa, Samara and Samarkand. His great-grandfather, a merchant of the first guild, Anton Osipovich Lesk, originally from Vilna, was one of the founders of the "Society for Benefits to the Poor Jews of the City of Orenburg." Druon`s grandfather, the doctor Samuel (Shmul) Kessel, moved to the family of his wife (Raisa Antonovna Lesk) in Orenburg from Shavli, Kovno province after a short stay with his wife in the Jewish agricultural colony Clara, organized by the Baron Maurice de Hirsch Foundation in Argentina (where in 1898 he was born their eldest son is the writer Joseph Kessel). The writer`s grandmother, Raisa Antonovna Lesk, was born in Memel, where her father, before moving to Orenburg, was the editor of a local Jewish newspaper. Samuel Kessel and Raisa Lesk met during their student years in Montpellier, where they studied medicine; married in 1895 in Orenburg before moving to Argentina. The son of actor Lazar Samuilovich Kessel (May 20, 1899-1920), a native of Orenburg, who left Russia with his family in 1908 and moved to Nice, played under the acting pseudonym Sieber, but committed suicide at the age of 21. Maurice adopted the surname of his stepfather Rene Druon. Studied at the literary department in Paris. Young Maurice was greatly influenced by his uncle, brother of Lazarus Joseph (Joseph) Kessel (1898-1979), writer, journalist and hero of the French Resistance. Druon is one of the most famous contemporary writers in France. He is the author of such famous works as: "The Iron King", "Prisoner of Chateau Gaillard", "Poison and Crown", "French She-Wolf". 90-year-old Druon is a life member of the French Academy, ex-minister for cultural affairs (1973-1974). For his first major work, The Powerful of This World, written in 1948, Druon was awarded France`s highest literary award - the Goncourt Prize. Maurice Druon is known not only as a writer, but also as a political and public figure. During the Second World War, he participated in resistance movements and Free France, was a war correspondent. Maurice Druon will remain in history primarily as the author of the famous "Song of the Partisans", the words of which he wrote together with Joseph Kessel. Druon risked his life as a member of the Resistance Movement - and this passionate love for France and freedom never left him, "- said French President Nicolas Sarkozy after the news of the death of Druon. The family of Maurice Druon originates from three regions of the world - Flanders, Brazil and Russia. "My father is from Russia, from the family of an Orenburg doctor," said the writer himself. “My first trip to Russia took place back in 1951 - and then I returned there several times.” In the early 1990s, by decree of the President of Russia, the writer was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples for his services in the development and strengthening of cultural ties between Russia and France. year he became a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The writer died at his home on Tuesday April 14, 2009 at 6 pm "It was a very close friend, his death is a huge loss for the French Academy" - said Secretary of the French Academy Helene Carrer-d `Encausse.