- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Refinement 1
French novelist and journalist whose short career was punctuated by a series of striking surrealist anti-war novels. He worked as a journalist for Paris midi and L’Homme Libre. He was a pacifist but nonetheless joined the French Army immediately when the First World War began. For 3 months he was engaged in the battle of the frontiers. Late October 1914 a slice of shrapnel tore into his chest damaging his lungs. Permanently bedridden he returned to his writing, completing two works before he succumbed to his wounds over 3 years after the incident.
In 1914, Bertrand was awarded the Prix Goncourt for his novel L'Appel du sol, a novel about the horrors of the war and the destructive nature of blind patriotism.