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RENE DOUMIC (186o– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 450 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RENE DOUMIC (186o– ), French critic and man of letters, was born in Paris, and after a distinguished career at the ncole Normale began to teach rhetoric at the College Stanislas. He was a contributor to the Moniteur, the Journal des Debats and the Revue bleue, but was best known as the independent and uncompromising literary critic of the Revue des Deux.Mondes. His works, include : Elements d'histoire litteraire (1888); Portraits d'ecrivains (1892); De Scribe a Ibsen (1893); Ecrivains d'aujourd'hui (1894) ; Etudes sur la litterature francaise (5 vols., 1896-1905); Les Jeunes (1896); Essais sur le thedtre contemporain (1897); Les Hommes et les ideas du XIXesiecle (1903); and an edition of the Lettres d'Elvire d Lamartine (1905).
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