Ramuz, Charles Ferdinand

Ramuz, Charles Ferdinand shärl fĕrdēnäN´ rämüz´ [key], 1878–1947, Swiss novelist. His works deal with the simple people of his native canton of Vaud. Among his major novels are Le Règne de l'esprit malin (1917; tr. The Region of the Evil One, 1922), Présence de la mort (1922; tr. The End of All Men, 1944), La Grand Peur dans la montagne (1926), and Derborence (1935; tr. When the Mountain Fell, 1947).

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