Emile Nelligan

Emile Nelligan

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Emile Nelligan About

Acclaimed Symbolist poet known for such works as "Le Vaisseau d'Or" and "Christ en Croix." His complete poems were translated into English by Fred Cogswell in 1983.

Emile Nelligan Before Fame

He published his first poems when he was just sixteen years old.

Emile Nelligan Trivial Things

He had a major psychotic break in 1899 from which he never fully recovered.

Emile Nelligan Family Life

His father, David Nelligan, was an Irish immigrant, and his mother, Emile Hudon, was a native of Quebec.

Emile Nelligan Associated With

His work was greatly influenced by the poetry of Paul Verlaine .