Aurelia Followed by Sylvie

Aurelia Followed by Sylvie


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Throughout his existence, the poet and author Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) struggled with bouts of insanity, and ended his existence wandering homeless at the streets of Paris till he used to be stumbled on putting from a sewer grating, an obvious suicide. As probably the most individualistic of the colourful French Romantics, the main points of Nerval's lifestyles have handed into legend, as writers and commentators have served up any variety of types of his mysterious love affair with the actress Jenny Colon-not to say his recognized behavior of strolling a lobster on a light blue leash in the course of the gardens of the Palais Royal. quickly after the of completion of his novella Sylvie in 1853, Nerval begun, less than recommendation from his physician, a longer own journal/essay chronicling his psychic studies and visions. What emerged from those writings is Aurélia, a masterpiece within the literature of goals and hallucinations, and essentially the most amazing prose works of 19th century French literature.

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