Sylvie: Souvenirs Du Valois

Sylvie: Souvenirs Du Valois

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by Gerard De Nerval
     
 

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Sylvie (1853) is a novella by French Romanticist Gérard de Nerval. It was first published in the periodical La Revue des Deux Mondes in 1853, and as a book in Les Filles du feu in 1854, just a few months before Nerval killed himself in January 1855. Sylvie is often considered Nerval's prose masterpiece, and has been a favorite of Marcel Proust, André

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Sylvie (1853) is a novella by French Romanticist Gérard de Nerval. It was first published in the periodical La Revue des Deux Mondes in 1853, and as a book in Les Filles du feu in 1854, just a few months before Nerval killed himself in January 1855. Sylvie is often considered Nerval's prose masterpiece, and has been a favorite of Marcel Proust, André Breton, Joseph Cornell and Umberto Eco. Harold Bloom included it in The Western Canon (1994).

The story is about a hero's love for three women, all of whom he loses; a hymn to unattainable, unrequited love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014897648
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
08/17/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,121,120
File size:
57 KB

Meet the Author

Gérard de Nerval was the nom-de-plume of the French poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie, 1808-1855, one of the most essentially Romantic French poets.

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Sylvie: Souvenirs Du Valois 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful work by De Nerval.