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Portrait de Maurice Rostand en 1909, par Clémentine-Hélène Dufau.Maurice Rostand (26 May 1891 – 21 February 1968) was a French author, the son of the poet and dramatist Edmond Rostand and the poet Rosemonde Gérard, and brother of the biologist Jean Rostand.

Rostand was a writer of poems, novels, and plays. He was friends with Jean Cocteau and Lucien Daudet and was one of the homosexual personalities who frequented the salons during the period between the wars.[1][2]

As a teenager, he aroused a deep passion for Clémentine-Hélène Dufau , an artist who was friendly to her parents and who painted her portrait. In 1933 he became the literary director of the weekly magazine Séduction [ 3 ] .

Friend of the poet Axieros (Pierre Guyolot-Dubasty [ 4 ] ), he wrote the preface to the book written in his homage at the time of his death by Vivienne Orland [ 5 ] .

In 1937, he was a member of the honorary committee of the International League (LICP).

In 1951, he was a member, alongside Félicien Challaye and Émile Bauchet [ 6 ] of the founders [ 7 ] of La Voie de la paix , an organ of the National Committee for Resistance to War and Oppression (CNRGO, now Union pacifiste de France in 1961 [ 8 ] ).

At the same time, he also supported Ethel and Julius Rosenberg , alongside many intellectuals from around the world.

In 1948, he published his memoirs, Confession d'un demi-siècle. He is interred in Passy Cemetery.


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