Émile Faguet

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Émile Faguet
Portrait of Faguet, by Henri Mannes
Portrait of Faguet, by Henri Mannes
BornAuguste Émile Faguet
(1847-12-17)17 December 1847
La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée
Died7 June 1916(1916-06-07) (aged 68)
Paris
OccupationLiterary critic, and author
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure
Notable worksThe Cult of Incompetence
SpouseSuzanne Travichon

Auguste Émile Faguet (French pronunciation: ​[emil faɡɛ]; 17 December 1847 – 7 June 1916) was a French author and literary critic.

Biography

Faguet was born at La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée, and educated at the École normale supérieure in Paris. After teaching for some time in La Rochelle and Bordeaux, he returned to Paris to act as assistant professor of poetry in the university. Faguet became professor in 1897. He was elected to the Académie française in 1900, and received the ribbon of the Légion d'honneur in the next year.

Faguet acted as dramatic critic to the Soleil; from 1892 he was literary critic to the Revue Bleue; and in 1896 took the place of Jules Lemaître on the Journal des débats. Faguet died in Paris, aged 68.

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