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Romantic provocateur flamboyant bohemian precocious novelist perfect poet not to mention an inexhaustible journalist critic and man about town Théophile Gautier is one of the major figures and great characters of French literature In My Fantoms Richard Holmes the celebrated biographer of Shelley and Coleridge has found a brilliantly effective new way to bring this great but too little known writer into English My Fan. In my contrarian days I was a subscribing member of the Committee for Scientific Investigation into Claims of the Par

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Toms assembles seven stories spanning the whole of Gautier’s career into a unified work that captures the essence of his adventurous life and subtle art From the erotic awakening of “The Adolescent” through “The Poet” a piercing recollection of the mad genius Gérard de Nerval the great friend of Gautier’s youth My Fantoms celebrates the senses and illuminates the strange disguises of the spirit while taki. I had read other books by Theophile Gautier but nothing prepared me for this superb collection of fantasy horror stor

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Ng readers on a tour of modernity at its most mysterious ”What ever would the Devil find to do in Paris” Gautier wonders “He would meet people just as diabolical as he and find himself taken for some naïve provincial”Tapestries statues and corpses come to life; young men dream their way into ruin; and Gautier keeps his faith in the power of imagination “No one is truly dead until they are no longer loved”. Wonderful stories Superb writing Phantasmagoria Fantastiue I loved each one of these even the one that is about Nerv

  • Paperback
  • 194
  • My Fantoms
  • Théophile Gautier
  • English
  • 27 July 2019
  • 9781590172711

About the Author: Théophile Gautier

Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier 1811 1872 was a French poet dramatist novelist journalist and literary critic In the 1830 Revolution he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenné district of Paris living a rather pleasant bohemian life He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals mainly for La Presse which also gave



10 thoughts on “My Fantoms

  1. says:

    Théophile Gautier 1811 1872 one of the giants of 19th century French literature author of novels short stories essays pla

  2. says:

    In my contrarian days I was a subscribing member of the Committee for Scientific Investigation into Claims of the Paranormal now known as the temperate and less narrowly focused Committee for Skeptical Inuiry For real Oh I was armed with fero

  3. says:

    45 starsOn n'est veritablement morte ue uand on n'est plus aimée My Fantoms is a ghostly provocative selection

  4. says:

    The Hippopotamus Theophile Gautier The sturdy Hippopotamus inhabits jungles Javanese where snarl in caverns bottomless undreamable monstrosities The boa hisses and unscrews; snuffles convulse the buffalo; the tiger caterwauls He chews or slumbers tranuillissimo He fears not kris nor assegai he looks at man and st

  5. says:

    this is an absolutely fantastic book of seven supernatural stories by theophile gautier kudos to nyrb for putting this book out along with the dozens of other fabulous titles they have published many of them uite obscurewhile these ar

  6. says:

    I had read other books by Theophile Gautier but nothing prepared me for this superb collection of fantasy horror stories entitled My Fantoms t

  7. says:

    A middling collection nothing fancy pants but nothing awful either Gautier might put you in mind of Lefanu or other mid c

  8. says:

    Wonderful stories Superb writing Phantasmagoria Fantastiue I loved each one of these even the one that is about Nerval his friend and poet than

  9. says:

    It's funny because after reading descriptions of Gautier in the Goncourt journals and other books these are exactly the kind of short stories I thought he might write Kind of a Gallic Poe if you substituted Poe's high Gothic style with a sort of otherworldly eroticism Very uniue and there were some beautiful p

  10. says:

    charming beautiful ghost stories that absolutely did not speak to me

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