JEAN CHARLOT

 

LIFE AND WORK

 

 

 

 

John Charlot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS DRAFT OF THE FIRST VOLUME OF A PROJECTED FOUR-VOLUME BIOGRAPHY OF JEAN CHARLOT IS PUBLISHED ON THE WEB IN ORDER TO ELICIT COMMENTS, CRITICISMS, AND CORRECTIONS.  PLEASE ADDRESS THEM TO JOHN CHARLOT AT charlot@hawaii.edu. 

 

 

 

İ John Charlot 2003–2006


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Acknowledgments

 

1. Foreword

 

2. Family Background

 

3. Childhood and Youth: 1898–1914

 

4. Poetry

 

5. The Death of Henri––La Gilde

 

6. World War I

 

7. The Occupation

 

8. Postwar Paris and Mexico

 

9. Bibliography

 


 

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

My special thanks to those who have commented on the whole text or provided a variety of information: my siblings, Ann Marie Charlot de Mata Rojas, Martin Charlot, and Peter Charlot; Margaret Foster, Nancy Morris, Bernard Silve, Lew Andrews, and Caroline Klarr. 

For invaluable information and kind hospitality, I thank Madame Florence de Chamborant, the current owner of the Pavillon de Sully, and Henri Cholet, who is doing research on that monument.  Mr. and Mrs. Georges Dubuisson, the current owners of Villa Saint Louis, received me most graciously when I showed up unannounced before their home.  Daniel Droulers provided valuable advice on and help with French sources.  Bernadette DieudonnŽ provided information on La CollŽgiale Notre-Dame de Poissy.  For French army information, I thank the Ministre de la DŽfense, Service Historique de lĠArmee de Terre (SHAT), Vincennes, Le Colonel J. C. Aumoine, and Le Colonel F. Guelton.  I thank also Mr. and Mrs. Dominique Girard.  Andrew Crislip helped me with the history of Christianity.  I thank especially Cynthia Lowe for her peerless copyediting and valuable stylistic recommendations. Marie-JosŽ Fassiotto found numerous errors in my French and in my English as well.

For library and archival research, I thank the staff of the Thomas H. Hamilton Library, University of HawaiĠi.  Patricia Polansky provided information and contacts for Russian subjects.  At the MusŽe DŽpartmental Maurice Denis ÒLe PrieurŽÓ, I was helped graciously and often by Agns Delannoy, Conservator, and Marie El Ca•di.  More particularly, I thank Ms. Claire Denis and the MusŽe DŽpartemental Maurice Denis ÒLe PrieurŽÓ for permission to use the materials in their possession: letter of Marie-Josphe de FrŽminville to Maurice Denis, April 10, 1919; letter of J. Commre to MD, April 28, 1919.  Monique Cohen and Isabelle Rollet helped me at the Bibliothque Nationale de France.  I thank Vincent Thauzies and lĠAbbŽ Philippe Ploix of the Archives Historique de lĠArchevchŽ de Paris, LĠEglise Catholique de Paris as well as Brother Michel Albaric OP, Archiviste de la Province dominicaine de France.  I am grateful for help and permissions to use materials in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin (Anita Brenner and Merle Armitage correspondence), the Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library (correspondence with the Yale University Press), the Archives of American Art, and the Notre Dame Archives.  Acknowledgments for particular points are expressed at the relevant place in the text.