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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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Examples

  • ( "Les petites pudeurs n'existent pas pour les mères," remarks Goncourt, _Journal des Goncourt_, vol. iii, p. 5.)

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism

  • 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.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • 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.

    Author, author: Antony Beevor on faction

  • 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.

    Man Booker Prize: Amelia Hill on the 'Olympics of literature'

  • 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.

    Bearing Witness to the War, Lest We Forget

  • You, Raoul de Goncourt, I shall punish as you deserve for being in such bad company.

    Chapter 11

  • When I made immediately to begin with de Goncourt, Bohemond protested that I should rest a space.

    Chapter 11

  • Goncourt, whose presence surprised me, he being too good and noble a man for the company he kept.

    Chapter 11

  • By this time Pasquini and de Goncourt had sprung to him, and he was sinking into their arms.

    Chapter 11

  • At this, de Goncourt showed distressed acquiescence.

    Chapter 11

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