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Gérard de Nerval (1808–1855)

Nerval, Gérard de (zhā-rär’ dė ner-väl’), pseudonym of Gérard Labrunie. A French poet, dramatist, and novelist; born in Paris, May 21, 1808; committed suicide there, Jan. 25, 1855. His ‘National Elegies,’ written at college and published at 19; a brilliant translation of ‘Faust’; a comedy, ‘Tartuffe at Molière’s’; besides ‘The Queen of Sheba,’ a play written in collaboration with the elder Dumas; ‘A Voyage to Greece’; ‘Lorelei,’ a novel; ‘Misanthropy and Remorse,’ an imaginative tale; ‘The Alchemist,’ a play; and ‘Dream and Reality,’ a romance are among his most important works.