Theophile Gautier

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Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (August 30, 1811 – October 23, 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic.

While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence an ...

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The Phantom Of The Rose

Sweet lady, let your lids unclose.--
Those lids by maiden dreams caressed;
I am the phantom of the rose
You wore last night upon your breast.

A Deux Beaux Yeux

Premier Sourire Du Printemps

La Nue

La Fleur Qui Fait Le Printemps

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11 November 2014

Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist.

11 November 2014

I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity.

11 November 2014

Good heavens! what a foolish thing is this pretended perfectibility of the human race which is continually being dinned into our ears!

11 November 2014

You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.

11 November 2014

[Great artists] do not copy what they see, but what they desire.


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