Maurice Maeterlinck





Maurice Maeterlinck


Born
in Ghent, Belgium
August 29, 1862

Died
May 06, 1949

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Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932; [mo.ʁis ma.tɛʁ.lɛːk] in Belgium, [mɛ.teʁ.lɛːk] in France; 29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was a Fleming, but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911 "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations". The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life. His plays form an import ...more

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More books by Maurice Maeterlinck…
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee

“When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.”
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“All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing.”
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