Radiguet, Raymond (rāmôNˈ rädēgāˈ) [key], 1903–23, French writer. In his brief career he wrote two penetrating novels— The Devil in the Flesh (1923, tr. 1932), a study of adolescence; and Le Bal du comte d'Orgel (1924, tr., Count's Ball, 1929, Count d'Orgel, 1953), a sophisticated novel of manners reflecting the disillusionment of the post–World War I period.
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