Famous French writers and poets

Fleurs_du_malFamous French writers and poets; classic French literary texts; a list of websites

Open Directory Project and Wikipedia lists:
Auteurs.18e siècle
Auteurs. 19e siècle
Auteurs: 20e et 21e siècles: Langue française:
Poètes
DMOZ website directory.
Liste d’écrivains de langue française par ordre chronologique
Wikipedia
French poets. Wikipedia

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Apollinaire, Guillaume

A Guillaume Apolliniare website.
Guillaume Apollinaire. Introduction and list of selected works.
Guillaume Apollinaire. Wikipedia entry.
Alcools, by Guillaume Apollinaire.
Apollinaire reading Le Pont Mirabeau. YouTube
Apollinaire’s Calligrammes
Poems by Apollinare, in French.
Guillaume Apollinaire. Poems, articles, audio, bios.
Zone, an English translation.


Artaud, Antonin

Antonin Artaud website.
Voice of Artaud, bibliography, French Artaud sites. The Reinvention of the Human Face
Antonin Artaud et L’inscription du cri Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes 1996, by Pascal Raux.
Antonin Artaud. Bohemian Link. Online texts.

d’Aurevilley, Barbey Jules

Barbey Jules dAurevilley
Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly. Wikipedia
Works by Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly, Project Gutenberg
Works by or about Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly, Internet Archive

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Balzac, Honoré de

Honore de Balzac. Bureaucracy, The Country Doctor, Juana,  An Old Maid 
Honore de Balzac, an introduction.
Balzac, Wikipedia French entry.
Old Goriot
Balzac. Recherche hypertextuelle dans la Comédie humaine
Honoré de Balzac et la Comédie Humaine. Ce site est consacré à l’univers de la Comédie Humaine, titre général de l’oeuvre romanesque d’Honoré de Balzac.

Bataille, Georges

George Bataille. Wikpedia entry.

Baudelaire, Charles

Charles Baudelaire. Wikipedia entry.
Charles Baudelaire. A large site dedicated to Baudelaire’s poems and prose, containing Fleurs du mal, Petit poemes et prose, Fanfarlo and more.
Charles Baudelaire International Association
Works by Charles Baudelaire at Project Gutenberg (French)
Poems and prose poems by Baudelaire (English translations, Project Gutenberg)
Les Fleurs du Mal
Les Fleurs du Mal ebook.
The Flowers of Evil. Project Gutenberg
Baudelaire’s Paris, An ebook literary tour.
Works by Baudelaire: text, concordances and frequency list.

Blanchot, Maurice

Espace Maurice Blancot
Maurice Blancot. Site Maurice Blanchot et ses contemporains.
Maurice Blanchot.
Wikipédia

The Last Man. Ubu Editions

Bloy, Léon

Leon Bloy. Wikipedia
Works by Léon Bloy at Project Gutenberg
Works by or about Léon Bloy at Internet Archive

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Césaire, Aimé

Aime Césaire website.

Chanson, de Roland

Chanson de Roland (anonymous)

Chateaubriand, François-René de

Chateaubriand. Wikipedia entry.
Works by François-René de ChateaubriandProject Gutenberg.

Cixous, Hélène

Helene Cixous, Wikipedia entry.

Cocteau, Jean

Jean Cocteau’s art.
Jean Cocteau, Wikipedia entry.
Jean Cocteau. Entrez  Chez  Cocteau. Textes, poèmes, extraits de pièces de théâtre, romans, journaux, films, dessins, tableaux, céramiques, bijoux, sculptures..

Corneille, Étienne Bonnot de

Pierre Corneille, Wikipedia entry.

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Deguy, Michel

Michel Deguy. Wikipédia
Michel Deguy / FrontPage
Articles, bibliographie, études sur l’oeuvre du poète, actualités.

Diderot, Denis

Denis Diderot. Société Diderot
Denis Diderot. Introduction.
Denis Diderot. Texts.  Lettre sur le commerce des livres, Pensées sur l’interprétation de la nature, Jacques le fataliste et son maître, Le neveu de Rameau (1762), Supplément au voyage de Bougainville.
Denis Diderot. Résumé de Jacques Le Fataliste de Denis Diderot

Dumas,  Alexandre

Alexandre Dumas. A French Dumas père website
Dumas, Alexandre père. 9 plays translated into English by Frank Morlock.
The Dumas Hamlet (a forceful adaptation of Hamlet), The Vampire (the second vampire on the European stage),  Napoleon,The Barricade at Clichy( also about Napoleon),
Lorenzino Anthony (the wildest Romantic Melodrama),  The Musketeers (a stage version of Twenty Years After), and two short plays.

Duvert, Tony

Tony Duvert. Wikipedia entry (French).

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Echenov, Jean

Echenov, Jean. Jean Echenov
Jean Echenov

Flaubert, Gustave

Flaubert. E-texts of:  Herodias, Salammbo, A Simple Soul.
Gustave Flaubert Homepage (in French). Works, life,friends.
Gustave Flaubert, introductory notes.
Gustave Flaubert, Wikipedia entry.
Gustav Flaubert. A comprehensive site in French.
Centre Flaubert, Rouen.

Fontaine, Jean de la

Jean de la Fontaine, a website.
Fontaine. Tous les fables de Jean de la Fontaine

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Gide, André

Andre Gide website.
And Gide. Centre for Gidean Studies
Catherine Gide Fundation, held by Catherine Gide, Andre Gide’s daughter. 
Works by André Gide at Project Gutenberg
Center for Gidian Studies
Amis d’André Gide 
Period newspaper articles on Gide

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Houllebecq, Michel

Michel Houellebecq homepage. Site officiel.
Michel Houellebecq, Wikipedia entry.
Michel Houellebecq, Guardian Unlimited Books
Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 206, Michel Houellebecq
TLS. Michel Houellebecq’s obsessions
Michel Houellebecq’s ‘Submission’ – The New York Times

Hugo, Victor

Victor Hugo. Webpages, online texts, commentary (some webpages are in French)
The Hugo Pages. Texts, essays, background.
Les Misérables. Project Gutenberg
The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
Open Directory Project web list of Victor Hugo webpages.
Groupe Hugo
Activités de ce centre de recherche de l’Université Paris 7.
Musée littéraire Victor Hugo
Notre-Dame-de-Paris
Le plus célèbre roman hugolien. Texte intégral et tables de concordance.
Quatre-vingt-treize
Le roman de la Révolution française. Texte intégral.
Victor Hugo
Portail du ministère de la culture créé à l’occasion du bicentenaire de la naissance de l’écrivain en 2002.

Huysmans, Joris-Karl

Joris-Karl Huysmans, Wikipedia entry.
Joris Karl Huysmans, a web portal.
Joris Karl Huysmans biography.
Works by or about Joris-Karl Huysmans. Internet Archive
Works by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Project Gutenberg

Against Nature ( Á Rebours) 
Là-bas (Down There) 
The Cathedral

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Jabès, Edmond

Poetry by Edmond Jabes
Edmond Jabès, Wikipedia entry.
Online works by Edmond Jabes.

Jarry, Edmond

Alfred Jarry. La pataphysique.
Alfred Jarry. Wikipedia entry.
Alfred Jarry: Absinthe, Bicycles and Merdre
Works by Alfred Jarry. Project Gutenberg

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Laforgue, Jules

Works by or about Jules LaForge. Internet Archive
A site dedicated to Laforgue.
Jules Laforgue, Wikipedia entry.
The Jules Laforgue Appreciation Society
The complete text of L’Imitation de Notre-Dame la Lune
Jules Laforgue – Jules Laforgue Poems – Poem Hunter
A Review of Last Verses by Jules Laforgue. Kenyon Review Online

Lautréamont, Comte de (Isidore Ducasse)

Lautreamont. Complete works, texts, letters, collections, introduction, Maldoror.
Lautreamont. Isidor Ducasse
Lautreamont. Maldoror.org. Textes, documents, actualités, bibliographie.
Lautreamont. Groupe de recherche Hubert Phalèse / Lautréamont. Œuvres complètes
Comte de Lautréamont, Wikipedia entry.

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Makine, Andreï

Andreï Makine, Wikipedia entry.

Mallarmé, Stéphane

Stephane Mallarme. Mallarme.net. Autour de Stéphane Mallarmé, l’art au XIXème siècle et des biographies d’artistes de toutes les époques.
Mallarmé, Stéphane. Introduction.
L’Apres-Midi d’un Faune
Igitur/ The Crisis of Poetry
Des textes, des photographies et des films concernant Stéphane Mallarmé.
Works by Stéphane Mallarmé, etexts at Project Gutenberg.
Stéphane Mallarmé, Le monde est fait pour aboutir à un beau livre…

Maupassant, Guy de

Guy de Maupassant Homepage. Site consacré à Guy de Maupassant et à son œuvre.
Guy de Maupassant, work by or about, at The Internet Archive (scanned books original editions color illustrated).
Works by Guy de Maupassant at Project Gutenberg.
Guy de Maupassant Ebooks (French)
Works by Guy de Maupassant (text, concordances and frequency list)

Modiano, Patrick

Patrick Modiano wins The Nobel Prize for literature. The Guardian
Patrick Modiana. Wikipedia entry.
Patrick Mondiano. The New Yorker
Patrick Mondiano. Nobel Prize Archive

Molière, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

Moliere, Wikipedia French entry.
Works by Molière.
Project Gutenberg
Molière’s works online.
Toutmoliere.net (in French)
Molière’s works online. 
Site-moliere.com


Musset, Alfred de

Alfred de Musset poems (WebNet)
Alfred de Musset. Wikipedia entry.

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de Nerval, Gérard

Gerard de Nerval webpage.
Gerard de Nerval. Sonnets
Gerard de Nerval. Scanned books by Gerard de Nerval at The Internet Archive.
Works by Gérard de NervalProject Gutenberg
Gerard de Nerval, Wikipedia entry.
de Nerval and the Orient

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Pennequin, Charles

PCharles Pennequin. Fiche auteur sur le site des éditions P.O.L avec deux vidéos
Fichiers son de Charles Pennequin sur le Terrier.

Perec, Georges

Georges Pere. Je me souviens de Georges Perec.
A comprehensive site in French by Jean-Benoît Guinot, with extensive bibliography of secondary material and website links.
Georges Perec Overview
Georges Perec. Wikipedia entry.
Georges Perec. Scriptorium

Prévost, Abbe

Abbe Prevost. Manon Lescaut. Project Gutenberg etext.

Proust, Marcel

Marcel Proust. Kold-Proust Archive, University of Illinois. Letters, resources.
Citations, extracts indexed by volume and theme. In French
Ephermera site. Letters, articles translated into English.
Proust, French Wikipedia entry.
Proust, Wikipedia entry.
Marcel Proust, a site in Italian.
TempsPerdu.
Links to websites, including online texts of In Search of Lost Time in French and English.
Société des Amis de Marcel Proust et des Amis de Combray/ Marcel Proust Institute.
Tributes from other writers,  extracts, photographs.
Project Gutenberg French texts of volumes 1-4 and Swann’s Way, in English translation.

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Racine, Jean-Baptise

Jean-Baptise Racine
Jean Racine. Theatre History
Jean Racine. Wikipedia entry (Francais)
Biography, Bibliography, Analysis, Plot overview (in French).
Works by Jean Racine, Project Gutenberg
Racine’s works at Bartelby.com.
Complete plays (Poesies.net, in French).

Radiguet, Raymond

Raymond Radiguet, an introduction.

Reza, Yasmina

Reza, Yasmina. Yasmina Reza. Wikipedia entry.
Yasmina Reza. Complete Review.com

Rimbaud, Arthur

Arthur Rimbaud. The Drunken Boat. The Life and Poetry of Rimbaud
Arthur Rimbaud’s Life and Poetry, in French and English.
Poems by Arthur Rimbaud
Rimbaud ‘Holes in Space” project. Charleville-Mézières
Relier le monde sous le signe d’Arthur Rimbaud.
Arthur Rimbaud, Wikipedia entry.

La Rochefoucauld, François

La Rochefoucauld, François. Francois La Rochefoucauld. Introduction.
La Rochefoucauld. Intro, Biographie, Oeuvres, Liens.
François de La Rochefoucauld. Italian philosophy site.

Robbe-Grillet, Alain

Robbe-Grillet, Alain. Alain Robbe-Grillet Home Page
Alain Robbe-Grillet. Explanatory intoduction
Alain Robbe-Grillet. L’Académie française
Alain Robbe-Grillet, Wikipedia entry.

Roubaud, Jacques

Roubaud, Jacques. Jacques Roubaud. Wikipedia
Page consacrée à Jacques Roubaud sur le site de l’OuLiPo
Dossier J. Roubaud sur le site de la revue littéraire La Femelle du Requin
Documentation critique sur J. Roubaud

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Wikipedia entry.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French Wikipedia entry.
The Rousseau Assoociation
Jean-Jacques Rousseau. L’annuaire dmoz.
Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau English translation,  Project Gutenberg.
Considerations on the Government of Poland
Constitutional Project for Corsica English translation
Discourse on Political Economy English translation

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de Saint Exupéry, Antoine

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Wikipedia, 

de Sévigné, Madame

Madame de. Madame de Sévigné: biography and social background.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal (marquise de Sévigné). Wikipédia.

de Staël, Madame

Anne Louise Germaine de Staël. Wikipedia entry.
Madame de Staël, An introduction.

Sartre, Jean-Jacques

Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre websites, by Epistemelinks.
Jean-Paul Sartre. An introduction.
Jean-Paul Sartre Internet Archive
Jean-Paul Sartre. Wikipedia entry.
Groupe d’études sartriennes

Sarraute, Nathalie

Nathalie Sarraute. An introduction to her work.

Sollers, Philippe

Philippe Sollers. Interviews, essays, web links.
Philppe Sollers biography.
Philippe Sollers site officiel. Textes, photos, video, bibliographies. 
Philippe Sollers, Wikipedia entry.
Works by Paul Verlaine, in PDF {French)

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Christophe Tarkos
Wikipedia

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Valéry, Paul

Paul Valéry
Wikipedia
Paul Valéry
An introduction.
Valéry Studies -University of Newcastle upon Tyne
A site is devoted to resources and studies on the French poet and thinker Paul Valery.
Paul Valéry
Poets.org. Poetry and biography.

Verlaine, Paul

Paul Verlaine. Toute la Poesie
Oeuvres complètes de Paul Verlaine, Vol. 1
Poems by Verlaine. Project Gutenberg (English translations)
Paul Verlaine. Wikipedia entry.

Verne, Jules

Jules Verne. Biography and works.
Jules Verne, Wikipedia entry.
Works by Jules Verne at Project Gutenberg
Les Voyages Extraordinaires, a list of Verne works compiled by Dennis Kytasaari.
Jules Verne’s works: text, concordances and frequency list. Intratext
Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography
Biography of Jules Verne
Audio books by Jules Verne at LibriVox.
The Jules Verne Collecting Resource Page. Posters, cards, autographs, first edition covers, etc.

Villon, Francçois

Francois Villon

Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet

Francois-Marie Arouet. Voltaire. The Voltaire Foundation
Voltaire, Wikipedia entry.
Institut et Musée Voltaire, Geneva, Switzerland.
Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy on Voltaire
The Société Voltaire
Chateau de Cirey
The residence of Voltaire and Emilie du Chatelet from 1734 to 1749. VisitVoltaire.com, a site with 100 images.
Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, United Kingdom
Candide
Voltaire’s works: works: text, concordances and frequency list.
The Philosophical Dictionary
Works by Voltaire, Project Gutenberg.