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The French Golden Lines Posted by on Jul 20, 2012

Considered by some as le père spirituel (the spiritual father) of Victor Hugo, French writer Gérard de Nerval is known to have been in the company of a rather “unusual” pet, always taking him wherever he went: It was un homard (a lobster) he called “Thibault”! In this poem, Gérard de Nerval refers to “les vers dorés”…

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A French Poem: Les vers dorés (The Golden Lines) Posted by on May 13, 2011

If André Breton and his happy bunch of Surrealists “à la Salvador Dali” stroke you légèrement (slightly) as the “eccentric” type, then wait until you meet another French monsieur who preceded them by a few decades. His name is Gérard de Nerval… Considered by some as le père spirituel (the spiritual father) of Victor Hugo, he is known…

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