Frédéric Mistral

Frédéric Mistral

Frédéric Mistral (1830–1914) originally studied law, but soon after receiving his degree moved to Provençal and dedicated himself to poetry. Much of his poetry and work was dedicated to reviving Provençal. Mistral was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1904.

The Memoirs of Frederic Mistral

Nonfiction by Frédéric Mistral

Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914) was without a doubt the greatest modern Provençal poet and the foremost champion of his native Provence, the guiding spirit of a group of latter-day troubadours who revived and refined the language of Southern France as a literary medium. For this achievement and for his own poetry, Mistral was awarded the Nobel prize in 1904––characteristically, he gave the prize money to a folklore museum he had founded in Arles.…
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