Paul-Jean Toulet (5 June 1867, Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques - 6 September 1920) was a French poet. He was a descendant of Charlotte Corday, and son of a wealthy man living in Mauritius. He was most famous for his opus describing La vie parisienne.
In France, he is famous for a book of verse, Les Contrerimes, published after he was dead, but many pieces of it were incorporated in his novels, or published in literary magazines, from 1910 to 1914. He was also taken as a model by a minor poetic movement, the "fantaisists". He said: "When two men who have read Jean Paul Toulet meet (usually in a bar), the immediately imagine it's a certain form of aristocracy." (Bergier, Pauwels, The Morning of the Magicians, II)[…]
Paul-Jean Toulet Poems published in Translatum:
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