Pierre Descaves, Temoin et pionnier de la radio by Christopher Todd

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This two-volume paintings describes the wealthy and sundry profession of a guy who was once on the centre of cultural lifestyles in Paris after global battle II as president of the Societe des Gens de Lettres and as common administrator of the Comedie francais.

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Puis, Ie 19 et Ie 20 du meme mois, lors de la visite officielle a Paris des souverains britanniques, Pierre Descaves fut charge de presenter Ie passage du cortege Place de l'Etoile et la visite du roi George VI au Une carriere afacettes multiples 24 tombeau du Soldat inconnu (Int, 19/07/38, p. 7, 20/07/38, p. 7). Le 11 novembre 1938, il participa avec Rene Bruyez au reportage des diverses phases de la commemoration de l'Armistice, et h1 son travail semble avoir ete bien apprecie. 69 Le lundi 6 decembre 1937, Pierre Descaves commenc;:a sur Radio-Cite une serie d'emissions litteraires hebdomadaires intitulees "Confidences d'un lecteur" , ou pendant environ vingt-cinq minutes il recevait des invites de marque (CS, 6/12/37, p.

5), et l'ingenieur Maurice Gouineau, secretaire general du magazine de vulgarisation Je Sais Tout (Int, 6/7/25, p. 6), entarnera un "Petit courrier de 1a science vivante" (Tern, 20/04125, p. 4). II y aura meme une "Gazette rimee d'actualite" par Ie poete inconnu de la Tour (Tern, 2/02125, p. 4), identifie par la suite sous Ie nom de M. Panier (PJ, 8/08/25, p. 5). Une carriere afacettes multiples C'est finalement Ie mardi 3 novembre 1925 formelle - que Privat Ianya "a ses risques et perils" - (Descaves, p.

V) Les annees cinquante: de nouvelles activites. Descaves ne se laissa pourtant pas abattre par Ia mort de son pere, et c'est vers cette epoque qu'il ajouta une tache reguliere de plus a un emploi du temps deja charge, en acceptant de s'associer au travail des editeurs. Avec Raymond Aron, il devint Ie conseiller Iitteraire des Editions Calm ann-Levy ou il devait 91 dorenavant passer Ia plupart de ses apres-midis. En 1949, c'est cet editeur qui publia la seconde edition de Mes Goncourt, et c'est egalement chez Calmann-Levy que Descaves fera paraHre en 1950 Les Cent-jours de Mr.

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