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ERNEST HELLO (1828-1885)

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 246 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ERNEST HELLO (1828-1885)  ,

French critic, was born at
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Treguier . He was the son of a lawyer who held posts of
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great importance at
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Rennes and in Paris, and was well educated at both places, but took to no profession and resided much, for a time, in his
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father's country-house in
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Brittany . A very strong
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Roman Catholic, he appears to have been specially excited by his countryman Renan's attitude to religious matters, and coming under the influence of J . A .
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Barbey d'Aurevilly and Louis Veuillot, the two most brilliant crusaders of the Church in the press, he started a newspaper of his own, Le Croise, in 1859; but it only lasted two years . He wrote, however, much in other papers . He had very
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bad
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health, suffering apparently from
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spinal or bone disease . But he was fortunate enough to meet with a wife, Zoe Berthier, who, ten years older than himself, and a friend for some years before their
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marriage, became his devoted nurse, and even brought upon herself abuse from gutter journalists of the time for the care with which she guarded him . He died in 1885 . Hello's
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work is somewhat varied in form but
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uniform in spirit . His best-known
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book, Physionomie de saints (1875), which has been translated into
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English (1903) as Studies in Saint
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ship, does not display his qualities best . Conies extraordinaires, published not long before his
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death, is better and more
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original .

But the real Hello is to be found in a

series of philosophical and critical essays, from Renan, l'Allemagne et l'atheisme (1861), through L'Homme (1871) and
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Les Plateaux de la balance (188o), perhaps his chief book, to the posthumously published Le Siecle . The peculiarity of his standpoint and the originality and vigour of his handling make his studies, of Shakespeare, Hugo and others, of abiding importance as
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literary " triangulations," results of
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object, subject and point of view .

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