Edmond De Goncourt


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Edmond de Goncourt (May 26, 1822 – July 16, 1896), born Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt, was a French writer, literary critic, art critic, book publisher and the founder of the Académie Goncourt.

Goncourt was born in Nancy. He bequeathed his entire estate for the foundation and maintenance of the Académie Goncourt. In honour of his brother and collaborator, Jules de Goncourt, ... more »

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  • ''Sickness sensitizes man for observation, like a photographic plate.''
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1879), French writer. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. by Robe...
  • ''The newspaper is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman.''
    Edmond De Goncourt (1882-1896), French author, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870). Goncourt Journals, entry for July 1858 (1888-1896).
  • ''The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals.''
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French author, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French author, journalist. Goncourt Journals, entry for ...
  • ''The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.''
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal,...
  • ''Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.''
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-96), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer, journalist. repr. In Pages from the Goncour...
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