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Alfred Louis Charles de Musset, (December 11, 1810May 2, 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A dramatist is an author of dramatic compositions, usually plays. ... Poet is a term applied to a person who composes poetry, including extended forms such as dramatic verse. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ...

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Biography

De Musset was born and died in Paris. He entered the collège Henri-IV at the age of nine, where he won in 1837 the Latin essay prize in the Concours général. With the help of Paul Foucher, Victor Hugo's brother-in-law, he began to attend, at the age of 17, the Cénacle, the literary salon of Charles Nodier at the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. After attempts at careers in medicine (which he gave up owing to a distaste for dissections), law, drawing, English and piano, he became one of the first Romantic writers. At the age of 20, his rising literary fame was already accompanied by a sulfurous reputation fed by his dandy side. The Lycée Henri IV (sometimes nicknamed HIV to be pronouced H4) is a public high school located in Paris. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Victor Hugo Victor-Marie Hugo (February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885) is recognized as one of the most influential French Romantic writers of the 19th century and is often identified as the greatest French writer. ... Charles Nodier (April 29, 1780 - January 27, 1844), was a French author. ... The Bibliothèque de lArsenal (Library of the Arsenal) in Paris is one of the branches of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


He was the librarian of the of the French Ministry of the Interior under the July Monarchy, but was dismissed in 1848. He then became the librarian of the Ministry of Public Instruction during the Second Empire. He received the Légion d'honneur on April 24, 1845, at the same time as Balzac, and was elected to the Académie française in 1852 (after two failures to do so in 1848 and 1850). The July Monarchy was established in France with the reign of Louis Philippe of France. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Second Empire style house in historic Elgin, Illinois This article is about the Second Empire architectural style. ... Knights badge of the Legion of Honour The Légion dhonneur (Legion of Honor (AmE) or Legion of Honour (ComE)) is an Order of Chivalry first established by Napoléon Bonaparte, First Consul of the French Republic, on May 19, 1802. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac (May 20, 1799 – August 18, 1850) was a French novelist. ... The Académie française, or French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The tale of his celebrated love affair with George Sand, which lasted from 1833 to 1835, is told from his point of view in his autobiographical novel, La Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle, and from her point of view in her Elle et lui. George Sand in 1864 (picture by Nadar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... An autobiography (from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write) is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled as told to or with). The term dates from the late eighteenth century, but the form is much older. ...


On his death in 1857, Alfred de Musset was buried in Le Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Père Lachaise - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ...


Criticism

The French poet Arthur Rimbaud was highly critical of the work of Alfred de Musset. He wrote in his famous Letters of a Seer (Lettres du Voyant) that Musset didn't accomplish anything because he "closed his eyes" before the visions. (Lettre à Paul Demeny, mai 1871) On the other hand, director Jean Renoir's La règle du jeu was inspired by his play, Les Caprices de Marianne. Photo of Arthur Rimbaud Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (October 20, 1854 – November 10, 1891) was a French poet, born in Charleville. ... Jean Renoir Jean Renoir (September 15, 1894 – February 12, 1979), born in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France was a film director. ... The Rules of the Game (original French title: La règle du jeu) is a 1939 film directed by Jean Renoir about upper-class French society just before the start of World War II. The film was initially condemned for its satire on the French upper classes and was greeted...


Works

Poetry

Plays

  • On ne badine pas avec l'amour
  • Barberine
  • Un Caprice de Marianne
  • La nuit vénitienne
  • André del Sarto
  • Il faut qu'une porte soit ouverte ou fermée
  • Lorenzaccio

Novel

  • La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (autobiographical)

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Alfred de Musset
Preceded by:
Emmanuel Mercier Dupaty
Seat 10
Académie française
1852-1857
Succeeded by:
Victor de Laprade

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Alfred de Musset (1004 words)
Alfred de Musset was born in the middle of old Paris, in a house on the Rues des Noyers near the Hôtel de Cluny.
Musset began his career as a poet and dramatist in 1828 with the publication of a ballad called 'A Dream'.
Musset became engaged to Aimée d'Alton in 1837.
Alfred de Musset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (418 words)
Tomb of Alfred de Musset in Le Père Lachaise cemetery.
Alfred Louis Charles de Musset, (December 11, 1810 – May 2, 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist.
De Musset was born and died in Paris.
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