from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Musset, (Louis Charles) Alfred de 1810-1857. French writer. A leading poet of the French romantic movement, he also wrote comedies of manners, such as Lorenzaccio (1834).

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  • n. French poet and writer (1810-1857)


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  • She wrote a description of him to a friend, borrowing from De Musset.

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  • Pete Doherty of Libertines, Babyshambles, and drug loving fame has signed on to play the lead role in the upcoming biopic of Alfred de Musset, the celebrated 19th century French poet.

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  • He can remind the French of the Americans and the Americans of the French: he can jog like Rocky and flirt like Alfred de Musset.

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  • He had read in the hotel brochure that the French novelist George Sand had stayed there with her lover Alfred de Musset.

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  • She'd had a two year affair with Alfred de Musset which ended badly the year before she met Chopin. de Musset tells Chopin at one point in the film that Sand is frigid, which apparently was true.

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  • The lionne is due to the famous song by Alfred de Musset:

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  • When we think of you, Byron seems, as Plato would have said, remote by one degree from actual truth, and Musset by a degree more remote than Byron.

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  • Regnard and Beaumarchais, from Sheridan and Goldsmith, from Musset and Pailleron and Labiche, to that crowded world of your creations.

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  • There is a good account of this in The Inaccessible Earth, by Musset and Brown.

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  • 'Une actrice présentait son Anouilh et l'autre, Musset'. SUBVERSIVE WORDPLAY.


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