Biography Beks Joseph Henry

Rony (Rosny) [pseudonym; real names and surnames – Joseph Henri Bex; Woeh (17.2.1856, Brussels, – 15.2.1940, Paris) and Sulfur Fenster Justin Francois Becks (21.7.1859, Brussels, – 15.6.1948 Plubazlánek, Department of Côte du Nord), brothers, French writers. Until 1909 they wrote together, then separately under pseudonyms: R. Senior and R. Junior. Adjoined to the naturalistic school of E. Zola, preserving and after its collapse the fidelity to the traditions of social moral-descriptive prose. In the novels of the R. brothers, acute social issues are posed and the contradictions of the French reality of the late 19th and early 20th centuries are reflected: the mores of the urban slums (Nell Horn of the Salvation Army, 1886, Russian translation of 1888), the fate of the poor peasants (“The Sacrifice “, 1887), the life of literary bohemia (Termite, 1890), the way of life and the social experience...

of physicians (Unshielded, 1895; “Under the yoke”, 1906, rus. trans. 1908; “Squalls,” 1912, Rus. trans. 1925).
Of particular interest is the appeal of the R. brothers to the depiction of the class struggle of the French workers, the life and way of life of the socialists (The Bilateral, 1887, The Imperious Kindness, 1894; The Dead Souls, 1899). Sympathy for the victims of social injustice, understanding of the moral attractiveness of revolutionaries coexist in their books with the reformist concept of the peaceful improvement of society. The novels of the R. brothers, devoted to the life of primitive people, are popular; they are written with due regard for the data of science, imbued with humanism (Vamirekh, 1892, pyc., 1959, Predator-giant, 1920, Russian translation, 1924). R. The elder belongs to a well-known novel on this subject “Struggle for Fire” (1911, Russian translation, 1911, 1928, 1966)


Biography Beks Joseph Henry