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Louys, Pierre (Louis, Pierre)

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Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1925 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Authors, Poets

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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.

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