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Pierre Louÿs

French writer and poet

1870   -   1925


genre: parnassianism, Symbolism
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: École alsacienne
occupation: poet, translator, writer, photographer
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour

Pierre Louÿs (French: [pjɛʁ]; 10 December 1870 – 4 June 1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who sought to "express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection". He was made first a Chevalier and then an Officer of the Légion d'honneur for his contributions to French literature.
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