Auguste Villiers de L'Isle-Adam

Contes Cruels

originally published:
Paris : Calman-Levy
1883

awards:

  • Connolly 100(1883)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 11/7/1838
died: 8/19/1889
born as: Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste, comte de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam

French poet, dramatist, and short-story writer whose work reflects a revolt against naturalism and a combination of Romantic idealism and cruel sensuality. His hatred of the mediocrity of a materialistic age and his compelling personality made a considerable impression on later writers. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature