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Louys, Pierre

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1925 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Authors, Poets

1870 – Born on December 10th in Ghent, Belgium. French novelist and poet whose merit and limitation were to express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection.

1891 – He founded short-lived literary reviews, notably La Conque.

1894 – His Chansons de Bilitis, prose poems about Sapphic love, purporting to be translations from the Greek, deceived even experts.

1896 – Aphrodite, a novel depicting courtesan life in ancient Alexandria, made him famous.

1898 – His best novel is La Femme et le pantin (Woman and Puppet), which is set in Spain.

1925 – Died on June 4th in Paris, France.