Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve





Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve


Born
in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
December 23, 1804

Died
October 13, 1869

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Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (23 December 1804 in Boulogne-sur-Mer – 13 October 1869 in Paris) was a literary critic and one of the major figures of French literary history.
He was born in Boulogne, educated there, and studied medicine at the Collège Charlemagne in Paris (1824-27). In 1828, he served in the St. Louis Hospital. Beginning in 1824, he contributed literary articles, the Premier lundis of his collected Works, to the Globe newspaper, and, in 1827, he came, through a review of Victor Hugo's Odes et ballads, into close association with Hugo and the Cénacle, the literary circle that strove to define the ideas of the rising Romanticism and struggle against classical formalism. Sainte-Beuve became friendly with Hugo after publishing a
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Lettres Choisies de Madame ...

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Volupté

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Portraits of Celebrated Women

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Selected Essays

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Portraits of the Seventeent...

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Portraits littéraires, Tome I

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Portraits of the Eighteenth...

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Port-Royal, tome I

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Pour La Critique

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Monsieur de Talleyrand

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“For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.”
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