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Today in Language: Gérard de Nerval

Monument to Gérard de Nerval
in Square Saint Jacques in Paris
The 19th-century French writer Gérard de Nerval died on January 26, 1855. More precisely, and to indicate what kind of life he lived before he died, Nerval committed suicide on January 26, 1855.

Nerval, most famous for the romantic novela Sylvie, was the quintessential 19th-century French melancholic writer: melancholic, poor, bohemian. He is commemorated in the Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques in the heart of Paris, just a few blocks from where he lived and the street where he killed himself (the street is no longer there).


L'écrivain français Gérard de Nerval est mort le 26 janvier 1855. Plus précisément, il s'est suicidé le 26 janvier 1855, ce qui commence à indiquer quelle sorte de vie il avait menée.

Nerval représente le mal du siècle chez beaucoup d'écrivains français : mélancolique, pauvre, bohème. Il y a un médaillon de Nerval au Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques dans le 4ème arrondissement, à quelques pas de la maison de Nerval ainsi que de la rue où il s'est donné la mort (la rue n'existe plus).


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