Maurice de Guérin

Guérin, Maurice de (Georges Maurice de Guérin)zhôrzh mōrēsˈ də gārăNˈ, 1810–39, French writer. At his early death he left two fragmentary prose poems, Le Centaure and La Bacchante, a handful of other poems, letters, journals, and scraps of prose. His works, infused with a mingling of pantheism and Christian mysticism, are classical in form. They were collected and edited by G. S. Trébutien as Reliquiae (1861). Guérin's sister, Eugénie de Guérin, 1805–48, was also a writer of distinction. An early collection of her journals and letters, also called Reliquiae, was made by Barbey d'Aurevilly and Trébutien (1885).

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