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Paul Verlaine (1844–1896)

Verlaine, Paul (vãr-lān’). A French poet and story-writer; born at Metz, March 30, 1844; died at Paris, Jan. 8, 1896. He led a life of vagabondage, vibrating between prison and hospital. He wrote: ‘Saturnine Poems’ (1866); ‘Gay Festivals’ (1869); ‘Accursed Poets’ (1884); ‘Of Old and of Late’ (1885). Among his stories are: ‘Louise Leclercq’ (1886); ‘Memoirs of a Widower’ (1887); ‘Stories Without Words’ (1887); ‘Love’ (1888); ‘Dedications’ (1890); ‘Good Luck’ (1891); ‘My Hospitals’ (1891). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).