Aurelia and Letters to Aurelia

Aurelia and Letters to Aurelia

by Gerard De Nerval
     
 
Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) was the nom-de-plume of Gérard Labrunie a French romantic poet, essayist and translator. He was a leading figure in the romantic movement and a precursor of the symbolists and surrealists. He travelled widely in the Orient and viewed dreams as a means of communication between the real world and the spirit world. From 1841

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Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) was the nom-de-plume of Gérard Labrunie a French romantic poet, essayist and translator. He was a leading figure in the romantic movement and a precursor of the symbolists and surrealists. He travelled widely in the Orient and viewed dreams as a means of communication between the real world and the spirit world. From 1841 onwards he suffered from a series of mental breakdowns. It was during this period that he produced some of his best writing. His works greatly influenced André Breton, Marcel Proust, René Duhamel and Antonin Artaud. His translation of Goethe's 'Faust' was highly praised by the author whose preferred translator he was. His major works are the collection of poems 'Les Chimères', 'Voyage en Orient', 'Sylvie', considered by Marcel Proust and Umberto Eco to be a masterpiece and 'Aurélia'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781488294
Publisher:
Grosvenor House Publishing Limited
Publication date:
11/12/2013
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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