Édouard Rod

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Rod, Édouard


Born Apr. 31, 1857, in Nyon, Switzerland; died Jan. 29, 1910, in Grasse, France. Swiss author writing in French.

From 1878, Rod lived in Paris. An adherent of naturalism, he wrote intimately psychological novels and short stories that revealed his pessimistic outlook. He is also the author of literary critiques.


Là-haut. Paris, 1897.
La Seconde Vie de Michel Teissier [15th ed.] Paris, 1912.
Stendhal, 4th ed. Paris, 1921.
La Vie privée de Michel Teissier, 2 1 st ed. Paris, 1930.
In Russian translation:
Voprosy zhizni. Moscow, 1894.
Potok. Moscow, 1903.
Svobodnyi brak. [Moscow, 1910.]


Shepelevich, L. Iu. Nashi sovremenniki. St. Petersburg, 1899. Pages 61–86.
Roz, F. E. Rod. Paris, 1906.
Weil, J. E. Rods Weltanschaung in ihrer Entwicklung dargestellt nach seinen Romanen. Berlin, 1912.
Weidmann, M. Versuch über den Stil E. Rods. Zürich, 1942.
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While Gabriel Sarrazin, Edouard Rod, and William Ritter were so enthusiastic that they transposed themes and images culled directly from the Pre-Raphaelites into descriptive sequences in their own novels, Camille Mauclair could be dismissive and Octave Mirbeau was invariably scathing Yet the fictional works of both these writers also contain allusive evocations of the paintings they affected to despise, so they too paid homage of a kind.
Edouard Rod (1857-1910) has long since fallen into the gap between, on the one hand, a pedagogical reliance on the novelistic canon and, on the other, the critical excavation of cultural margins.
Edouard Rod's diptych, La Vie privee de Michel Teissier (1893) and La Seconde vie de Michel Teissier (1894), previously hors d'usage, might now provide one such fragment in the history of family life and its representations.
(4) Edouard Rod, La Vie privee de Michel Teissier (Paris: Perrin, 1893) and La Seconde vie de Michel Teissier (Paris: Perrin, 1894).
Lerner, Edouard Rod: A Portrait of the Novelist and His Times (The Hague: Mouton, 1975), p.
Lerner points out that 'her attachment to Rod was not only a shield against the social repercussions of her parents' divorce and her melancholy home-life, but above all a spiritual communion of intimate and sensitive impressions of life and literature' (Edouard Rod: A Portrait of the Novelist and His Times, p.
Edouard Rod, dans les Trois coeurs, la Sacrifiee et les deux Michel Teissier, a mis son heros aux prises avec la vie, et nous pouvons retrouver dans ses livres quelques-uns des problemes les plus attirants de l'heure presente' (p.
(12) Edouard Rod, Michel Teissier (Paris: Perrin, 1894), p.