Francis Saltus Saltus

Francis Saltus Saltus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francis Saltus Saltus (November 23, 1849 - June 24, 1889) was an American poet. Born in 1849 in New York City, he was the elder half-brother of once popular but now relatively obscure novelist Edgar Saltus. He was educated at Columbia University and later at the Roblot Institution in Paris. Saltus was the leader of a group of bohemians in New York, including his brother Edgar and the young James Huneker, which met at Billy Moulds' bar in Manhattan's University Place; they were fond of absinthe and had "a taste for anything exotic." Van Wyck Brooks remarked that the unhappy Saltus "looked like a Greek god gone to ruin, partly as a result of the absinthe that he drank to excess." His verse reflects a refined, erotic and decadent temperament similar to that of his brother, inspired primarily by Edgar Allan Poe, Th ophile Gautier (of whom he was a student) and Charles Baudelaire. He was praised by influential editor William Marion Reedy as an 'American Baudelaire' whose verse had "the perfume of exquisite sadness." Able to converse in ten languages, Saltus also wrote poems in Italian, German and French.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135916513
  • 9786135916515