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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