New Pierre Louÿs Collection

Published: January 28, 2010

The finding aid to a small collection of Pierre Louÿs material (MS.2010.001)  recently acquired by the Clark is now online.  Louÿs, a French writer and poet famous for his treatment of erotic and Classical themes, was part of Oscar Wilde’s continental circle, which is why this material has found a home with us.  This collection contains a wide variety of notes and draft documents written by Louÿs, including notes on mathematical and scientific topics as well as on other writers, particularly Pierre Corneille.

Louys' notes headed "hydrostatique" and "chaleur"
Louÿs' notes on hydrostatics and heat

This collection joins several other Louÿs manuscripts already at the Clark, including a letter to an unknown literature critic (ba MS.2006.010), proofs of his 1896 book Aphrodite (MS.2008.011),  and an 1891 letter to Oscar Wilde (Wilde Box 40, Folder 26).

Notes comparing Corneille, Goethe and Hugo's works written at different ages

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