Corbière, Tristan

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Corbière, Tristan Gender: M
Corbière, Édouard-Joachim
born on 18 July 1845 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Ploujean, France, 48n36, 3w50
Timezone LMT m3w50 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°53' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°52 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 27°13'

Tristan Corbière


French symbolist and surrealistic poet and novelist. Suffering from ill health, (asthmatic bronchitis and rheumatism) he lived in solitude in Bretagne all of his youth. Later he moved to Paris and the artist milieu influenced him deeply. His poems, les amours jaunes, were published in 1873, but recognition came but a decade later, thanks to Paul Verlaine and his Poètes Maudits (cursed poets).

Corbière had his own unique style in writing. His view on literature was that it was in essence useless, a poet can only find truth in constant self-destruction. His most famous poems are: Le pardon de Sainte Anne and La Litanie du sommeil. Corbière was admired by T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.

He died at the age of 29 of tuberculosis.

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Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (ill health all his life)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet