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  2. Alfred-Victor, count de Vigny | French Romantic Poet ...

    Alfred-Victor, count de Vigny, (born March 27, 1797, Loches, Fr.—died Sept. 17, 1863, Paris), poet, dramatist, and novelist who was the most philosophical of the French Romantic writers. Youth and Romantic works. Vigny was born into an aristocratic family that had been reduced to modest circumstances by the French Revolution. His father, a 60 ...

  3. Alfred de Vigny - Wikipedia

    Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny (27 March 1797 – 17 September 1863) was a French poet and early French Romanticist. He also produced novels, plays, and translations of Shakespeare. Biography Vigny was born in Loches (a town to which he never returned) to an aristocratic family.

  4. Alfred-Victor, count de Vigny - French Poet, Novelist ...

    Alfred-Victor, count de Vigny - French Poet, Novelist, Dramatist: Vigny’s literary art is uneven. He does not possess great technical facility, and when not profoundly inspired, he is prosaic; there are long passages in Les Destinées that are laborious and dull. His austere imagination soberly developed a few symbols of the human condition ...

  5. Vigny, Alfred de |

    Alfred de Vigny is known for his philosophical plays, short stories, and poems, which are recognized as an important part of the French Romantic movement of the nineteenth century. In particular, his drama Chatterton contributed significantly to the development of the Romantic movement in French literature. Critics agree that Vigny is most admired

  6. Alfred de Vigny - Oxford Reference

    Quick Reference. (1797–1863) French Romantic poet, dramatist, and novelist. After an undistinguished ten‐year military career, he established himself as a poet and a novelist in 1826, publishing his Poèmes antiques et modernes ...

  7. Alfred-Victor, count de Vigny summary | Britannica

    Alfred-Victor, count de Vigny, (born March 27, 1797, Loches, France—died Sept. 17, 1863, Paris), French poet, dramatist, and novelist. Vigny embarked on a military career but turned to writing Romantic poetry; his verse was critically and popularly acclaimed.

  8. Alfred de Vigny Biography -

    French poet. Examine the life, times, and work of Alfred de Vigny through detailed author biographies on eNotes.