individual, Franc-Nohain
Life Dates:
1872 – 1934
Artist Biography:
Étienne Maurice Legrand, said Franc Nohain, born October 25 1872 at Corbigny - died on October 18 1934 in Paris, lawyer, deputy prefect, writer, librettist, poet. He chose Nohain name as a tribute to the river crossing Donzy, instead of his childhood holidays. His father was agent-voyer. At the Lycee Janson-de-Sailly he founded with André Gide and Pierre Louÿs schoolboy magazine. He Published his poems in the journal Le Chat Noir. He describes himself as "poet amorphous. He wrote many books for the operetta composer Claude Terrasse and, notably, that of L'Heure espagnole Maurice Ravel. The Wild Duck founded and became editor of L'Echo de Paris. He had two son: Jean Nohain (Jaboune said), whose godfather was Alfred Jarry, and actor Claude Dauphin.

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