Amiel, Henri Frédéric

Amiel, Henri Frédéric

(äNrē` frādārēk` ämyĕl`), 1821–81, Swiss critic. He was unsuccessful and unnoticed during his life, but the posthumous publication of his Journal intime (1883, tr. of augmented ed. 1936) aroused great interest. It is a document of scrupulous self-observation.

Bibliography

See V. W. Brooks, Malady of the Ideal (1913).