from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Goncourt, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de 1822-1896. French writer who collaborated with his brother Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt (1830-1870) on numerous works, most notably naturalistic novels such as Madame Gervaisais (1869).
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- n. French writer who collaborated with his brother Jules de Goncourt on many books and who in his will established the Prix Goncourt (1822-1896)
- n. French writer who collaborated with his brother Edmond de Goncourt on many books (1830-1870)
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( "Les petites pudeurs n'existent pas pour les mères," remarks Goncourt, _Journal des Goncourt_, vol. iii, p. 5.)
The style of the painter has been judged as analogous to the novelist's; yet, apart from a preference for the same subjects for the "modernity" of Paris, there is not much in Degas that recalls Goncourt's staccato, febrile, sparkling, "decomposed", impressionistic prose.
Jonathan Littell's The Wellwishers, initially published in France as Les Bienveillantes – he is the first American to win the Prix Goncourt – has been highly controversial.
Also in the running are the Australian writer David Malouf, and the Indian Canadian novelist Rohinton Mistry, while the Chinese novelist Wang Anyi, the Goncourt prize-winning Lebanese author Amin Maalouf and the Italian playwright Dacia Maraini complete the shortlist.
An Author by Any Other Name The newly announced winner of the Goncourt, one of France's most prestigious literary prizes, is Alexis Jenni, a debut author so distant from Paris literary circles that at first it was thought his novel "L'Art français de la guerre" might have been penned by a famous writer using a pseudonym.
You, Raoul de Goncourt, I shall punish as you deserve for being in such bad company.
When I made immediately to begin with de Goncourt, Bohemond protested that I should rest a space.
Goncourt, whose presence surprised me, he being too good and noble a man for the company he kept.
By this time Pasquini and de Goncourt had sprung to him, and he was sinking into their arms.
At this, de Goncourt showed distressed acquiescence.
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