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Questions tagged [paul-verlaine]

Questions about the French author and poet Paul Verlaine (1844 –1896) and his works. He published works such as the collection of poetry 'Fêtes galantes' (1869), the volume of literary criticism 'Les Poètes maudits' (1884 and 1888) and autobiographical works such as 'Confessions' (1895). Use this tag with the [french-literature] tag.

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What exactly are masques and bergamasques?

In Verlaines's "Claire de Lune" he speaks of: Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques They play musical instruments, so one assumes them to be musical artists, but what exactly are masques and ...