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Pierre Louÿs

Louÿs, Pierre (pyĕr lōēˈ) [key], 1870–1925, French writer of the Parnassian school, whose real name was Pierre Louis. His early poems, collected as Astarté (1891), first appeared in the Conque, a review that he helped to found. Aphrodite (1896), the novel that made him famous, was made into an opera in 1906. Chansons de Bilitis (1894) are lyrics in the manner of Sappho.

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