About Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

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1804 born in Boulogne, France

1829 in the Revue de Paris he began his Causeries, longer critical articles on French literature

1835 His single novel, Volupté, was published

1840 he became keeper of the Mazarin Library

1848 became a professor of French literature at Liège

1865 Nominated a senator, his speeches in favour of liberty of thought earned him great popularity

1869 died




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