Régnier, Henri de
, 1864-1936, French poet, one of the young symbolists
of the circle of Mallarmé. His early Poèmes anciens et romanesques
(1891) showed skill in free verse, but his style soon changed to follow classical models, chiefly through the influence of José Maria de Heredia, father of Régnier's wife, Marie Louise de Heredia de Régnier, herself a poet. The poetic volume La Sandale ailée
(1906; tr. Poems from the Wingèd Sandal,
1933) represents Régnier's classical style. Régnier also wrote successful novels that reflected his interest in history.
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