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Guérin, Maurice de

Guérin, Maurice de (Georges Maurice de Guérin) zhôrzh mōrēs´ də gārăN´ [key], 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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