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Léon Daudet

Daudet, Léon, 1867–1942, French author, most famous for his biting criticism of the Third Republic, and of democracy in general as editor of the right-wing daily Action Française with Charles Maurras. He served as a deputy from 1919 to 1924 but failed win election as a senator in 1927. He wrote a biography of his father, but his most valuable work is probably Souvenirs des milieux littéraires, politiques, artistiques et médicaux (6 vol., 1914–21, tr. of selections, Memoirs of Léon Daudet, 1925).

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