Who is Stendhal?

  • (noun): French writer whose novels were the first to feature psychological analysis of the character (1783-1842).
    Synonyms: Marie Henri Beyle


Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism in his two novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839).

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Armance (novel) - Critical Reception
... André Gide regarded this novel as the best of Stendhal's novels, whom he was grateful to for having created a helpless lover, even if he reproached him for having eluded ...
Renate Stendhal - Biography
... During her school years in Berlin and Hamburg, Renate Stendhal pursued studies of music, singing, painting, and dancing ... and German feminist movements, Renate Stendhal became an activist and co-created (with Danish painter Maj Skadegaard) the first feminist multimedia show in Europe, “In the Beginning ... While touring with the film, Renate Stendhal started giving workshops, lecturing on women's creative and erotic empowerment ...
Stendhal Syndrome
... In 1817 Stendhal reportedly was overcome by the cultural richness of Florence he encountered when he first visited the Tuscan city ... Florence A Journey from Milan to Reggio In homage to Stendhal, Trenitalia named their overnight train service from Paris to Venice the Stendhal Express ...
Stendhal University
... Stendhal University, Grenoble III (French Université Stendhal) is a French university located in the outskirts of Grenoble offering courses in foreign languages and cultures, ancient and modern literature ...
Lycée Stendhal
... The lycée Stendhal, formerly Cité scolaire Stendhal, is a secondary and higher education establishment in Grenoble ... It is the oldest lycée in Grenoble, and its pupils have included Stendhal (after whom it is now named) and Champollion ...