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Philippe Auguste Matthias Adam, 1838-1889

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1838
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Date of Death: 1889
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Identity:

Philippe Auguste Matthias, Comte de Villiers de l'Isle Adam, was a poet, dramatist, and short-story writer.

Life:

His work, combining Romantic idealism and cruel sensuality, reflects a revolt against Naturalism, and disgust with the mediocrity of a materialistic age.

He is referred to in Whistler's correspondence in 1890.

Bibliography:

Encyclopedia Britannica at http://search.eb.com (accessed 2005).