Étienne Pivert de Sénancour

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Sénancour, Étienne Pivert de

 

Born Nov. 5 or 6, 1770, in Paris; died Jan. 10, 1846, in St. Cloud. French writer.

Sénancour published his first literary work, Aldomen, in 1795, under the name Pivert. In 1804 he published the novel Obermann, the confessions of a solitary dreamer, disillusioned with society and with himself. Almost unnoticed at first, this novel subsequently became the seminal work for the nascent romantic movement. It was greatly admired by G. Sand, C. Nodier, E. Delacroix, and F. Liszt. In 1833 it was reissued, with an enthusiastic foreword by C. A. Sainte-Beuve.

WORKS

Obermann: Lettrespubl.par M. Sénancour. [Paris, 1965.]
In Russian translation:
Oberman. Foreword by S. Velikovskii. Moscow, 1963.

REFERENCES

Le Gall, B. L’Imaginaire chez Sénancour, vols. 1–2. Paris, [1966]. (Dissertation.)
Hommage à Sénancour: Textes et lettres inédits. Paris, 1971. (With a bibliography.)

M. A. GOL’DMAN

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I shall no longer look for better days," wrote Etienne Pivert de Senancour in the 1804 novel Obermann, quoted here.
Stoddard presents a bibliography of Etienne Pivert de Senancour as well as anecdotes on the acquisition of some of Senancour's first editions, many being great rarities from the library of H.