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(1867-1905) French author whose fantasies were influential on authors like Jorge Luis Borges; it is not known if Clark Ashton Smith read his work, though resemblances in tone and venue make this not unlikely. For his story "La Mort d'Odjigh" ["The Death of Odjigh"] (1892; trans by Iain White in The King in the Golden Mask, coll 1982), see Origin of Man. [JC]
born Chaville, Hauts-de-Seine, France: 23 August 1867
died Paris: 12 February 1905
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