French writer, critic, and book publisher Edmond de Goncourt.

Edmond de Goncourt

(1822 - 1896)

Edmond de Goncourt and his brother Jules collaborated on plays; naturalist novels, among them Germinie Lacerteux and Manette Salomon; and their prolific Journal, a record of both the brothers’ lives and a sweeping forty-year portrait of Parisian society. Having all failed as playwrights, Edmond, Gustave Flaubert, Alphonse Daudet, Ivan Turgenev, and Zola referred to themselves as the “hissed authors.”

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