Remy De Gourmont

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Birthday
4, 1858
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Sep 27, 1915 (57)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1858
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Sep 27, 1915 (57)

About

French Symbolist poet, author, and literary critic who published Litanies de la rose in 1892. His other works include Les Saintes du paradis and Le Livre des masques.

Before Fame

He was the son of a French Count and Countess who were involved in the publishing business. He studied law in the 1870s before devoting himself to a literary career.

Trivia

He became disfigured by lupus vulgaris in the 1890s.

Family Life

He met Berthe Courriere, a sculptor’s model, in the 1880s and remained romantically involved with her for the rest of his life.

Associated With

His work was translated into English by Ezra Pound.