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Asselineau, Charles

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(1820-1874) French editor and author, perhaps best known for his association with Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), with whom he edited Les Poëtes français ["The French Poets"] (anth 1861-1863 4vols). He was influenced by the arguments of Emanuel Swedenborg to the effect that dreams had visionary substance, which Asselineau took as potentially authenticating dreams as giving glimpses into other times and places (see J W Dunne). "La seconde vie" (unknown magazine 1847) and "L'Enfer du musicien" (no date given) – the two stories of importance in his sole collection, La Double vie: Nouvelles (coll 1858; trans Brian Stableford as The Double Life 2012) – dramatize and actualize dream transfers into other Dimensions, where characters who are effectively empowered Doppelgangers of the author meet their fates. [JC]

Charles Asselineau

born Paris: 13 March 1820

died Châtelguyon, France: 25 July 1874


  • La Double vie: Nouvelles (Paris: Poulet-Malassis et Brouse, 1858) [coll: containing some nonfiction: binding unknown/]
    • The Double Life (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2012) [coll: trans by Brian Stableford of the above: introduction by translator: pb/Ladrõnn]


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