Monday, May 29, 2023

Charles Ferdinand Ramuz

Charles Ferdinand Ramuz (1878 –1947) was a French-speaking Swiss writer.

Ramuz was born and educated in Lausanne in the canton of Vaud. He taught briefly in nearby Aubonne, and then in Weimar, Germany. In 1903, he left for Paris and remained there until World War I. As part of his studies in Paris he wrote a thesis on the poet Maurice de Guérin. In 1903, he published Le petit village, a collection of poems.

In 1914, he returned to Switzerland. He wrote the libretto for Igor Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat.

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