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Émile Blémont

Summary: Léon-Émile Petitdidier, known as Émile Blémont, born July 17, 1839 in Paris where he died February 1, 1927, is a French poet and playwright. A prolific poet and occasional playwright, he was linked to Victor Hugo as well as to the poets of Parnassus and the symbolist poets. Rimbaud gave him the manuscript of his sonnet des Voyelles which is now in the Rimbaud Museum. In April 1872, he founded La Renaissance Littéraire et Artistique, in which he notably published the first French translation of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. He also founded and directed La Tradition, La Revue du Nord, Le Monde poétique and Le Penseur. He was one of the founders of the Society of French Poets and of the House of Poetry.

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