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Gérard de Nerval

French writer, poet, essayist and translator

1808   -   1855

movement: Französische Romantik
country of citizenship: France
native language: 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 nom-de-plume 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". He 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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works

9

La Main enchantée

short story by Gérard de Nerval

author: Gérard de Nerval

1832

Les Filles du feu

book by Gérard de Nerval

author: Gérard de Nerval

1854

Odelettes

recueil de poèmes de Gérard de Nerval

author: Gérard de Nerval

1853

Voyage to the Orient

book by Gérard de Nerval

author: Gérard de Nerval

1851

Sylvie

novella by Gérard de Nerval

author: Gérard de Nerval

1853

Les Illuminés

book by Gérard de Nerval

author: Gérard de Nerval

1852

Aurélia

book by Gérard de Nerval

author: Gérard de Nerval

1855

Le Marquis de Fayolle

book by Gérard de Nerval

author: Gérard de Nerval

1849

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