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Henri Frédéric Amiel

Amiel, Henri Frédéric (äNrēˈ frādārēkˈ ämyĕlˈ) [key], 1821–81, Swiss critic. He was unsuccessful and unnoticed during his life, but the posthumous publication of his Journal intime (1883, tr. of augmented ed. 1936) aroused great interest. It is a document of scrupulous self-observation.

See V. W. Brooks, Malady of the Ideal (1913).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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