Roger StéphaneRoger Stéphane (19 August 1919 - 4 December 1994) was the name used by the French writer, Roger Worms. He originally selected it in September 1941 when he joined the "Combat" Resistance group. After the Liberation he became a literary critic, author and journalist, acknowledged during his final years as a member of the Paris left wing intellectual establishment. Openly gay, he is also remembered as a pioneering campaigner for gay rights.
Known for his aestheticism, those whom he particularly admired included Stendhal, Proust and T. E. Lawrence. As an author, there are suggestions that his choice of subject matter was catholic sometimes verging on the eclectic. He wrote biographical works about both Habib Bourguiba and his old friend Georges Simenon.
Outwardly cheerful, he attracted further headlines in December 1994 when he committed suicide by shooting himself. Provided by Wikipedia
Portrait de l'aventurier : T. E. Lawrence, Malraux, von Salomon. Précédé d'une étude de Jean-Paul Sartre
by Stéphane, Roger.
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