Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

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Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

Title page of a work of C.-F. Ramuz in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade.
Born (1878-09-24)September 24, 1878
Lausanne, Switzerland
Died May 23, 1947(1947-05-23) (aged 68)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Occupation Novelist, Poet
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater University of Lausanne
Period 1903 - 1947
Notable works La Grande Peur dans la Montagne
Spouse Cécille Cellier (b. 1872, d. 1956)
Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz on a 200-francs Swiss banknote.

Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (September 24, 1878 May 23, 1947) was a French-speaking Swiss writer.

He was born in Lausanne in the canton of Vaud and was educated at the University of Lausanne. He taught briefly in nearby Aubonne, and then in Weimar, Germany. In 1903, he left for Paris and remained there until World War I, with frequent trips home to Switzerland. In 1903, he published Le petit village, a collection of poems.

In 1914, he returned to Switzerland, where he lived a reclusive life devoted to his writing.

He wrote the libretto for Igor Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat.

He died in Pully, near Lausanne in 1947. His likeness and an artistic impression of his works appear on the 200 Swiss franc note (in current use). The Foundation C.F. Ramuz in Pully awards the Grand Prix C. F. Ramuz.


The soldier's march ( NA)


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