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Theophile Gautier

Theophile Gautier (1811--1872) was a poet, novelist, art critic, and one of the most prominent French Romantic writers of the nineteenth century. He originally studied as a painter but his friendship with Nerval and Hugo turned him toward a career in literature. By his twenties he had become a leading figure in the Jeune-France group, and the publication of "Mademoiselle de Maupin "in 1836 placed him at the heart of the Parisian literary world. Apart from his weekly journalist contributions to ...See more