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Émile Bergerat (1845–1923)

Bergerat, Auguste Émile (berzh-rä’). A French journalist, playwright, and novelist; born in Paris, April 29, 1845; died in 1923. Son-in-law of Théophile Gautier, and after 1884 particularly known as the amusing chronicler of the Figaro under the pseudonym of “Caliban.” His feuilletons for that paper were published collectively as ‘Life and Adventures of Sieur Caliban’ (1886); ‘The Book of Caliban’ (1887); ‘Caliban’s Laughter’ (1890); etc. He also wrote two novels: ‘Faublas in Spite of Himself’ (1884); ‘The Rape’ (1886); besides two volumes to the memory of his father-in-law, ‘Théophile Gautier, Painter’ (1877), and ‘Th. Gautier, Conversations, Souvenirs, and Correspondence’ (1879).