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Gérard de Nerval

French writer, poet, essayist and translator

1808   -   1855

movement: romantic literature
genre: Romanticism
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: German, French
educated at: Lycée Charlemagne
occupation: writer, poet, playwright, translator, literary critic, journalist

Gérard de Nerval (French: [ʒeʁaʁ də nɛʁval]; 22 May 1808 – 26 January 1855) was the pen name of the French writer, poet, and translator Gérard Labrunie, a major figure of French romanticism, best known for his novellas and poems, especially the collection Les Filles du feu (The Daughters of Fire), which included the novella Sylvie and the poem "El Desdichado". Through his translations, Nerval played a major role in introducing French readers to the works of German Romantic authors, including Klopstock, Schiller, Bürger and Goethe. His later work merged poetry and journalism in a fictional context and influenced Marcel Proust. His last novella, Aurélia, influenced André Breton and Surrealism.
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    • Les Fêtes de Mai en Hollande ( 1852 )

      article publié dans la Revue des Deux mondes

      author: Gérard de Nerval

    • Les Poésies d’Henri Heine/1 ( 1848 )

      article publié dans la Revue des Deux mondes

      author: Gérard de Nerval

    • Les Poésies d’Henri Heine/2 ( 1848 )

      article publié dans la Revue des Deux mondes

      author: Gérard de Nerval

    • Scènes de la vie orientale/01 ( 1846 )

      article publié dans la Revue des Deux mondes

      author: Gérard de Nerval

    • Scènes de la vie orientale/02 ( 1846 )

      article publié dans la Revue des Deux mondes

      author: Gérard de Nerval

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