Prosper Mérimée

French writer, historian, and translator

1803   -   1870

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: Lycée Henri-IV
occupation: anthropologist, archaeologist, historian, translator, politician, writer, novelist, painter, playwright
award received: Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour
position held: Second Empire senator, inspecteur général des monuments historiques

Prosper Mérimée (28 September 1803 – 23 September 1870) was an important French writer in the school of Romanticism, and one of the pioneers of the novella, a short novel or long short story. He was also a noted archaeologist and historian, and an important figure in the history of architectural preservation. He is best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of Bizet's opera Carmen. He learned Russian and translated the work of several important Russian writers, including Pushkin and Gogol, into French. From 1830 until 1860 he was the inspector of French historical monuments, and was responsible for the protection of many historic sites, including the medieval citadel of Carcassonne, and the restoration of the façade of the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Along with the writer George Sand, he discovered the series of tapestries The Lady and the Unicorn, and arranged for their preservation. He was instrumental in the creation of Musée national du Moyen Âge in Paris, where the tapestries now are displayed. The official data base of French monuments, the Base Mérimée, bears his name.
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works

20

Tamango

literair werk van Prosper Mérimée

author: Prosper Mérimée

1829

Carmen

1845 novel by Prosper Mérimée

author: Prosper Mérimée

1845

Lokis

novella by Prosper Mérimée

author: Prosper Mérimée

Colomba

romanzo scritto da Prosper Mérimée

author: Prosper Mérimée

1840

The Taking of the Redoubt

A short story by Prosper Mérimée

author: Prosper Mérimée

1829

La Vénus d'Ille

nouvelle de Prosper Mérimée

author: Prosper Mérimée

Les Âmes du purgatoire

Novelle von Prosper Mérimée

author: Prosper Mérimée

1834

Mosaïque

book by Prosper Mérimée

author: Prosper Mérimée

1833

articles

7

Une Correspondance inédite de Prosper Mérimée/02 ( 1896 )

author: Prosper Mérimée

Une Correspondance inédite de Prosper Mérimée/03 ( 1896 )

author: Prosper Mérimée

Une Correspondance inédite de Prosper Mérimée/04 ( 1896 )

author: Prosper Mérimée

Une Correspondance inédite de Prosper Mérimée/05 ( 1902 )

author: Prosper Mérimée

Une Correspondance inédite de Prosper Mérimée/08 ( 1902 )

author: Prosper Mérimée

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