Pierre Loti

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Loti, Pierre

(pyĕr lôtē`), pseud. of

Julien Viaud

(zhülyăN` vyō), 1850–1923, French novelist, an officer in the French navy. He achieved popularity with his impressionistic romances of adventure in exotic lands, such as Aziyadé (1879), set in Constantinople, Rarahu (1880, later titled Mariage de Loti), set in Tahiti, and Madame Chrysanthème (1888), set in Japan. His most enduring novels, however, are Pêcheur d'Islande (1886; tr. An Iceland Fisherman), a tale of Breton fishermen, and Ramuntcho (1897; tr. 1897), a story of French Basque peasant life. Of his many travel books, Vers Ispahan (1904) is highly esteemed.
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Enfant, Julien Viaud installa dans le "galetas," une petite piece, un "musee d'enfance" ou "petit musee," rempli de fossiles, de medailles, de papillons, de coquillages.
Pour la plupart des lecteurs abordant l'reuvre de Loti, il n'y a pas de beance: pour eux, Julien Viaud n'existe pas, n'a jamais existe.
Affirmant desormais que l'auteur est Julien Viaud, Quella-Villeger et Vercier suggerent que l'auteur du journal se livre a une parodie--c'est-a-dire un acte de creation litteraire allant au-dela d'une simple chronique autobiographique.
Si Julien Viaud est seul present a l'origine de ce journal, a la fois physiquement et dans le texte, Viaud et Loti se rencontrent relativement tot.
IZMIR, Dec 28, 2009 (TUR) -- Archives of the French novelist and naval officer, Louis Marie Julien Viaud or Pierre Loti, have been opened to researchers for academic studying, Izmir mayor's office said Monday.
Julien Viaud (his real name) was raised in a staid Protestant household of women in the port of Rochefort.
Un raro cultivador de novelas de aventuras en nuestro siglo, Pierre Loti, seudonimo de Julien Viaud, dejo escritos libros de viajes sobre Japon y Marruecos.
This historical context is one of the things that make the work of Proust's immediate predecessor, Julien Viaud, so remarkable.
Before anyone mistakes Aziyade for a public coming out, however, it is only fair to remember that, though we now read the novel as being by "Pierre Loti," see that the protagonist is called Loti, and know that Viaud, like Loti, spent time in Salonika and Constantinople as a naval officer, all of which suggest an association between the protagonist and the author, most of the original readers of the text, his audience as Viaud imagined it, saw a novel published without any author's name and knew nothing about the similarities between the lives of Harry Grant/Loti and Julien Viaud.
pen name of Louis Marie Julien Viaud, 1850 - 1923) French novelist.