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Jean Lorrain

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Full Name: Jean Lorrain
Born: August 9, 1855
Fécamp, France
Died: June 30, 1906
Fécamp, France
Occupation: Poet and novelist
Nationality: French


Jean Lorrain (August 9, 1855 in Fécamp, Seine-Maritime - June 30, 1906), born Paul Alexandre Martin Duval, was a French poet and novelist of the Symbolist school.

Lorrain was a dedicated disciple of dandyism, and openly gay. He contributed to the satirical weekly Le Courrier français. Lorrain wrote a number of collections of verse, including La forêt bleue (1883) and L'ombre ardente, (1897). He is also remembered for his Decadent novels and short stories, such as Monsieur de Phocas (1901) and Histoires des masques (1900), as well as for one of his best novels, Sonyeuse, which he links to portraits exhibited by Antonio de La Gándara in 1893. He also wrote the libretto to Pierre de Bréville's 1910 opera Éros vainqueur.

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