Jacques G. C. Le Clercq

Jacques G. C. Le Clercq

Fellow: Awarded 1930

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 06-27-1898

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Le Clercq, Jacques Georges Clemenceau:  Appointed for creative writing, abroad; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1930.

Born June 27, 1898, at Carlsbad, Austria, now Czechoslovakia. Education: Haileybury College, England; private schools in Paris; Haverford College, 1914–17; University of California, A.B., 1920, M.A., 1921.

Instructor in Romance Languages, 1920–22, University of California; Field Service Fellow in Comparative Literature, Universities of Poitiers and Paris, 1922–24; Instructor in Romance Languages, 1924—, Columbia University. Editor, Publishing Department, Brentano’s, 1928–30; Chairman, Prix Brentano, 1929—.

Publications: “Attitudes,” 1922, and “Sotto Voce,” 1923, two volumes of poetry published under the pseudonym Paul Tanaquil; “A Sorbonne of the Hinterland,” 1926; “Show Cases,” 1928. Articles and fiction in various periodicals including the Smart Set (prior to 1920), and the American Mercury. Translations into English of the works by the Goncourts, Stendhal, Delteil, Istrati, La Mazière, Wasr, Giono.