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Gourmont

[goor-mawn] /gurˈmɔ̃/
noun
1.
Remy de
[ruh-mee duh] /rəˈmi də/ (Show IPA),
1858–1915, French critic and novelist.
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  • I do not think it possible to overemphasize Gourmont's sense of beauty.

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  • Gourmont arouses the senses of the imagination, preparing the mind for receptivities.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
  • Gourmont recognized no such limits of the critic's function.

  • These Norman landscapes are constantly introduced into Gourmont's stories.

  • By no means; Gourmont, the finest of living critics, is not a paradox-monger.

    Impressions And Comments Havelock Ellis
  • Gourmont has well said that whatever is deeply thought is well written.

    Impressions And Comments Havelock Ellis
  • It has been said by one of his earliest associates, M. Louis Dumur, that Gourmont was always "le bon chasseur du mensonge humain."

  • Gourmont became the champion of the "vaporeux, nuanc et sublimis" literature which started about 1890.

  • Gourmont differentiates his characters by the modes of their sensibility, not by sub-degrees of their state of civilization.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
  • Needless to say, Gourmont's essays are of uneven value as the necessary subject matter is of uneven value.

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British Dictionary definitions for Gourmont

Gourmont

/French ɡurmɔ̃/
noun
1.
Remy de (rəmi də). 1858–1915, French symbolist critic and novelist
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