Henri Barbusse (1873 - 1935) was a French journalist, novelist, and communist born in Asnieres - sur - Seine. He served in the military and is best known forLe Feu (1916), a novel based on hisexperiences of World War I. Also a journalist,Barbusse organized a movement for the social and political advancement of writers around the globe. He wrote several popular books, includingLight (1919), The Inferno (1908), and Chains (1925).
The most prominent and influential French author of the 20th century. Barbusse is renowned as a writer, journalist and communist. He started his literary career with poetry and journalism.