Jouve, Pierre Jean
1887 - Pierre Jean Jouve, born in Paris, France. He is a french writer, novelist and poet.
1915 - 1919 - He encompass numerous essays, short stories, and hundreds of pages of pacifist poetry, including, Vous êtes des hommes (You Are Men), Poème contre le grand crime (Poem Against the Great Crime), Danse des morts (Dance of the Dead), and Heures, livre de la nuit (Hours, Book of the Night).
1916 - 1919 - While in the poems early in the war, he recounts sympathetically the suffering and sacrifice of soldiers, he nonetheless introduces the theme of universal guilt, the organizing principle of his poetry.
1921 - He had changed the direction of his life, abruptly divorcing his first wife, Andrée, a noted pacifist, and separating himself from their mutual friends including Romain Rolland and the others of internationalist antiwar circle in Geneva.
1976 - Died this year.
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