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HENRI CAZALIS (1840-1909)

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 590 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENRI CAZALIS (1840-1909), French poet and man of letters, was born at Cormeilles-en-Parisis (Seine-et-Oise) in 184o. He wrote under the pseudonyms of Jean Caselli and Jean Lahor. His works include: Chants populaires de l'Italie (1865); Vita tristis, Reveries fantastiques, Romances sans musique (1865); Le Livre du neant (1872); Henry Regnault, sa vie et son cruvre(1872); L'Illusion (1875—1893); Melancholia (1878); Cantique des cantiques (1885); Les Quatrains d'Al-Gazali (1896); William Morris (1897). The author of the Livre du Want has a predilection for gloomy subjects and especially for pictures of death. His oriental habits of thought earned for him the title of the " Hindou du Parnasse conternporain." He died in July 1909. See a notice by P. Bourget in Anthologie des pates fr. du XIX, siecle(1887—1888); J. Lemaitre, Les Contemporains (1889); E. Faguet in the Revue bleue (October 1893).
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