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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1901 was awarded to Sully Prudhomme "in special recognition of his poetic composition, which gives evidence of lofty idealism, artistic perfection and a rare combination of the qualities of both heart and intellect".

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Happiness (Le Bonheur)

Sully Prudhomme went to School at the Lycee Bonaparte where the famous Philosophers the likes of Stiphane (before him) and Jean Paul Sartre (after him), had been teachers. He took his BSc from there. He started writing Poesy at the young age of 28. I Like his poem , Le Bonheur which exposes his views that there are 3 means of achieving happiness - 1. Curiosity 2. Science& Sensuousness and 3. Virtue and Sacrifice. Le Bonheur is a long, difficult and Philosophic piece of Poesy which provides a deep peep into the Philosophic treasures of Mr Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme. A massively constructed piece of Literature. Thanks.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India

Lyrics

The lyrics of Sully Prudhomme attract with the beauty, harmony and truth of the form, that doesn't suffice in modern poetry.
/Spiridonov Iliya, Russia
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