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Villiers de l'Isle Adam

/French vilje də lil adɑ̃/
August, Comte de (oɡyst, kɔ̃t də). 1838–89, French poet and dramatist; pioneer of the symbolist movement. His works include Contes cruels (1883) and the play Axel (1885)
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