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Paul Auguste Arène (1843–1896)

Arène, Paul Auguste (ä-rān’). A French writer of stories and travels; born at Sisteron, June 26, 1843; died at Antibes, Dec. 16, 1896. At first engaged in teaching at Marseilles and in Paris; but from 1865 on he devoted himself to literature, and became favorably known through his brilliant descriptions of his Provençal home. Notable among various collections of stories are: ‘In the Kindly Sun’ (1880); ‘The True Temptation of St. Anthony’ (1879). He also wrote two novels,—‘John of the Figs’ (1870) and ‘The Golden Goat’ (1889); several comedies, partly in conjunction with others, especially Alphonse Daudet, whose collaborator he was in the ‘Letters from my Mill.’ Equally charming as his stories are the pictures of travel: ‘Twenty Days in Tunis’ (1884); ‘From the Alps to the Pyrenees’ (1891); ‘Select Tales’ (1896).