An unidentified woman, Gide and another instrumental NRF founder, Marcel Drouin. Drouin was professor of philosophy in Alencon, Bordeaux and Paris and, under the pseudonym of Michel Arnauld, essayist and critic. As a classmate of Andre Gide and Pierre Louys, he founded with them Potache-Reveu and La Conque before going on to form the NRF with Gide.