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Jean Paulhan

Jean Paulhan (1884-1968), a graduate of the Sorbonne, became a professional linguist specializing in Malagasy, until World War I changed his life. He was wounded in 1914 and wrote his first major book, Le Guerrier applique (1917), dealing with the limited abilities of language to express emotions. By 1925 he was editor of the Nouvelle Revue Franaise, which he made into the most influential journal of interwar France.