Rougemont, Denis de

Rougemont, Denis de dənē´ də ro͞ozhmôN´ [key], 1906–85, French philosopher and critic, b. Switzerland. He moved to Paris in 1936 and published numerous articles on existentialism , some of which are collected in Les Personnes du drame (1945 tr. Dramatic Personages, 1964). From 1940 to 1947, Rougemont lectured in the United States, where he wrote La Part du diable [The devil's portion] (1944), about the European crisis of conscience. He also wrote the psychological-historical study L'Amour et l'occident (1939 tr. Love in the Western World, 1956).

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