Daudet, Alphonse


Daudet, Alphonse
(1840-1897)
   writer
   Known for his accounts of his native Provence, Alphonse Daudet, a naturalistic, semiautobio-graphical short story writer, was born in Nîmes. After a happy and carefree childhood, he was forced, because of his family's financial problems, to become a school supervisor at Alès (a period recalled in La Petite Chose, 1868), then went to Paris to try his fortune. With his first work, a verse collection, Les Amoureuses (1858), he gained notoriety and began to write for various newspapers. Famous for his stories (Les Lettres de mon moulin, 1866), he sang again of Provence in the heroic and comic trilogy of Tartarin (Aventures prodigieuses de Tartarin de Tarascon 1872; Tartarin sur les Alpes, 1885; and Port-Tarascon, 1890). Drawn to the theater, Daudet made from Lettres de mon moulin a drama, L'Arlési-enne (1872), which would be immortalized by the music of georges bizet. Involved also in the writing of realistic novels, he describe contemporary mores (Fromont jeune et Risler aîné, 1874; Jack, 1876; Le Nabab, 1878; Numa Roumestan, 1881; Sapho, 1884), or evokes with poignancy and humor the fall of the second empire (Contes du lundi, 1873).

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