Henri Murger

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Henri Murger (1854)

Henri Murger (born March 27, 1822 in Paris , † January 28, 1861 there ) was a French writer .


Henri Murger spent his youth among the Buveurs d'eau ("water drinkers"), a group of bohemians in Paris' Latin Quarter . In his most famous work, Scènes de la vie de bohème , his real friends appear, often hardly veiled. B. Charles Barbara. This book - also known in German under the title Gypsy Life, for example in the translation by Walter Heichen - formed the basis for the opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini in 1896 and, a year later, for the opera of the same name by Ruggiero Leoncavallo .

Murger died at the age of only 38 in what was then Maison Dubois , today's Hôpital Fernand-Widal .


Bust of Murgers in the Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Scenes de la vie de bohème (1847–49)
  • Scènes de la vie de jeunesse (1851)
  • Le Pays latin (1851)
  • Propos de ville et propos de théâtre (1853)
  • Scenes de campagne (1854)
  • Le Roman de toutes les femmes (1854)
  • Ballades et Fantaisies (1854)
  • Les buveurs d'eau (1854)
  • Le dernier rendez-vous (1856)
  • Les Nuits d'hiver (1856)
  • Les vacances de Camille (1857)
  • Le Sabot rouge (1860)
  • Madame Olympe (1860)


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