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Alfred de Musset Edit Profile

also known as Louis-Charles-Alfred de Musset-Pathay

poet

Education

At the age of 17, the Cénacle, the literary salon of Charles Nodier at the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal.After attempts at careers in medicine (which he gave up owing to a distaste for dissections), law,[1] drawing, English and piano, he became one of the first Romantic writers.

Career

He was elected to the Académie française in 1852 (after two failures to do so in 1848 and 1850)

Works

  • novel

    • La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century, autobiographical)

    • Histoire d'un merle blanc (The White Blackbird)

  • play

    • André del Sarto

    • Les Caprices de Marianne

    • Fantasio

    • La Quenouille de Barberine

    • Le Chandelier

    • Il faut qu'une porte soit ouverte ou fermée

    • Bettine

    • L'Âne et le Ruisseau

  • poem

    • Contes d'Espagne et d'Italie

    • Un Spectacle dans un fauteuil

  • poems

    • Les Nuits (Nuits de mai, d'août, d'octobre, de décembre)

Views

Quotations: "Great artists have no country"

"How glorious it is - and also how painful - to be an exception"

"One must not trifle with love"

Connections

elder brother:
Paul de Musset - France - writer