- Thé·o·dore Faul·lain de [tey-aw-dawr foh-lan duh] /teɪ ɔˈdɔr foʊˈlɛ̃ də/, 1823–91, French poet and dramatist.
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Banville published a letter in The Guardian criticizing the elitist preferences of the Booker judges.
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And the best of luck to Mr. Banville and my old friend Marlowe.Leave John Banville Alone! Why Chandler’s Marlowe Should Live On
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No, even I agree that his vita makes Banville look like the man for the job.John Banville’s Terrible Idea to Write a New Novel on Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe
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He seemed a new de Banville—dainty, dallying, and deft—a writer of witty and pretty verses—nothing more.The Theory of the Theatre
If it was Hugo who invented French rhyme it was Banville who broke up the couplet.Confessions of a Young Man
In these days Banville, like Gérard de Nerval in earlier times, ronsardised.Essays in Little
- Théodore de (teɔdɔr də). 1823–91, French poet, who anticipated the Parnassian school in his perfection of form and command of rhythm
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