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August 10, 2012
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.07 inches | 1.54 pounds
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About the Author
Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) was the nom-de-plume of the French writer, poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie. A major figure of French romanticism, he is best known for his poems and novellas, especially the collection Les Filles du feu (The Daughters of Fire), which includes the novella Sylvie and the poem El Desdichado, also included in Les Chimères. He played a major role in introducing French readers to the works of German Romantic authors, including Schiller and Goethe. His later work investigated the relationship between poetry and madness, reality and fiction, and dreams and life. He was a major influence on Marcel Proust, André Breton and Surrealism.