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 Jules Laforgue

Jules Laforgue

Birth
Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Death 20 Aug 1887 (aged 27)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Bagneux, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 8, line 16, # 10
Memorial ID 10339778 · View Source
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Poet. Associated with the French Symbolists, he was one of the first poets to write in free verse. His collections include "Les Complaintes" (1885), "L'Imitation de Notre-Dame la lune" (1886), "Le Concile feerique" (1886), and "Moralites legendaires" (1887). Laforgue was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to French parents, and settled in Paris with his mother in 1866. He died of tuberculosis four days after his 27th birthday, and most of his work was published posthumously. Laforgue's poetry had a greater influence on American and British authors (such as T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Hart Crane) than on his fellow countrymen.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 10339778
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jules Laforgue (16 Aug 1860–20 Aug 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10339778, citing Cimetière de Bagneux, Bagneux, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .