Maurice Maeterlinck


Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck

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Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1911

Born: 29 August 1862, Ghent, Belgium

Died: 6 May 1949, Nice, France

Residence at the time of the award: Belgium

Prize motivation: "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations."

Language: French

Prize share: 1/1

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