Georges Jean-Aubry

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Georges Jean-Aubry (also Gérard Jean-Aubry, or G Jean-Aubry) was the pen-name of Jean-Frédéric-Emile Aubry (1882-1950), a French music critic and translator. He was a friend, translator and biographer of Joseph Conrad.


Born in Le Havre, Aubry was a friend of several composers, including Debussy and Ravel. In 1918 he met and befriended Conrad. From 1919 to 1930 he lived in London, editing a magazine published by a musical instrument-making firm, The Chesterian.[1] In the 1930s he returned to France.


  • French music of today, London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co., ltd., 1919.
  • La musique et les nations, Paris and London, 1922
  • 'Lettres francaises de Joseph Conrad', Nouvelle Revue Francaise 135 ( I December 1924), pp. 108–16
  • Joseph Conrad in the Congo, Boston: Little, Brown, 1926.
  • Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters, 2 vols, Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page, 1927.
  • Une amitié exemplaire; Villiers de l'Isle Adam et Stéphane Mallarmé, d'après des documents inédits, 1942
  • Lettres francaises, Paris: Gallimard, 1929
  • (ed.) Poésies complètes by Jules Laforgue. Paris: Éditions de Cluny, 1943.
  • (ed. with Henri Mondor) Œuvres complètes by Stéphane Mallarmé. Paris: Gallimard, 1945.
  • André Gide et la musique, 1945
  • Vie de Conrad, Paris: Gallimard, 1947. Translated 1957 as The Sea Dreamer: a definitive biography of Joseph Conrad, 1957.
  • Valéry Larbaud, sa vie et son œuvre d'après des documents inédits, 1949
  • (ed.) Lettres d'Alsace à sa nièce Madame Denis by Voltaire. Paris: Gallimard, 1960.


  1. ^ Laurence Davies & Gene M. Moore, The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad: 1923-1924, Cambridge University Press, 2008, p.xlv

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