Monument a Guy de Maupassant, Paris

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The French writer Guy de Maupassant (1850-93), a protégé of Flaubert, was known for his hugely influential short stories and the vivid realism of his novels. He was born in Normandy and served in the Franco-Prussian War, which would become the subject of some of his best-known stories. Maupassant wrote six novels and nearly three hundred stories, among them “The Necklace,” “Boule de Suif,” “The Horla,” and “Mademoiselle Fifi.” His financial and critical success as a writer made him a prominent figure in fashionable society, but in his last few years he suffered mental and physical symptoms of the syphilis he had contracted in his early years. After a suicide attempt in 1892 he was committed to a private asylum, where he died the following year at the age of 42.
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  • When Guy de Maupassant died in 1893, the society of the people of letters wanted to raise him a monument, which is rare as quickly. As Parc Monceau had the vocation to House monuments to artists and writers, we decided to reserve this prestigious place. After asking the sculptor, Raoul Verlet, to carry out the work, in marble, it is placed near the main entrance of the Park in 1897. The monument is in the spirit of Maupassant, IE the realism, the fantastic but especially the pessimism and the dramatic! The elegant woman, lying on the side of the monument where the bust of the writer sits, could be all at once, a reader enamourée, pensive about the broken destinies of the novels of the author or the heroine of one of the many novels "objectives" of Guy de Maupassant. I recall again that the establishment of this separate establishment of the Park had been previously rejected, but I see that everything evolves!
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  • Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant was a French writer, who died in 1893 in Paris. At his death, the society of people of letters commissioned in his tribute a sculpture by the artist Raoul Verlet, who died in 1923 in the Alpes Maritimes and became a member of the Academy of fine arts in 1910. This work took place in 1897. It represents an elegant, elongated at the foot of the monument, under the pedestal where the writer's bust is located. You can come by Metro, line 2, station "Monceau".
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