Jaloux worked from 1917 to 1923 as a civil servant in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 1936 he was a member of the Académie française. From 1940 he lived in Switzerland.
Jaloux ' moody and psychological novels have partly surrealistic elements.
Literature and Criticism
- L'esprit des livres. 3 volumes. 1922-1940
- R. M. Rilke. 1927
- Les saisons littéraires 1896-1903. 1942
- Le reste est silence 1909
- Fumées dans la campagne 1917 ( German: Smoke in the country)
- Les profondeurs de la mer 1922 ( German: The depths of the sea)
- Le voyageur 1935