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 (mĕr′ə-mā′, mā-rē-mā′), Prosper 1803-1870.
French writer of romantic stories and novels, such as Carmen (1846), on which Bizet's opera is based.


(French merime)
(Biography) Prosper (prɔspɛr). 1803–70, French novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, noted particularly for his short novels Colomba (1840) and Carmen (1845), on which Bizet's opera was based


(ˌmeɪ riˈmeɪ, ˈmɛr əˌmeɪ)

Prosper, 1803–70, French writer.
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George Sands and a friend of hers, Prosper Merimee, both writers, discovered them.
Like Prosper Merimee, his posthumous collaborator, this involved a heady mix of high art by day (fabulous buildings and paintings), and die brothel by night (3--10 francs a go).
This time the young dancers will take on the four act opera by French composer Georges Bizet based on the novella of the same name by Prosper Merimee.
Menos fortuna tuvo en cambio su version del clasico frances de Prosper Merimee en 2003, Carmen, protagonizada por una Paz Vega que entonces confirmo su potencial como sex symbol.
When Colomba was published in 1840, Prosper Merimee counted among few Frenchmen with first-hand experience of Corsica.
GIVEN that Prosper Merimee worked for many years as France's inspector of historical monuments, it is not surprising that his fictional narrators manifest what may be considered an unhealthy obsession with ancient practices and beliefs, particularly with their unknowable origins.
The horrors of the French revolutionary wars inspired the works of writers such as Prosper Merimee with his opera Carmen and Alexandre Dumas who were inherently drawn to the violence and death that bullfighting represented.
might say tedious--authors like Prosper Merimee or Theophile Gautier, Cropper offers an impressively useful lens for contemporary readings of popular culture.
Eugenia de Montijo, la emperatriz espanola de Francia, la amiga y benefactora de Prosper Merimee, contribuyo a la ambicion mexicana de Bonaparte pues queria recuperar la que fue la joya de la corona del imperio habsburgico.
Addressing an international corpus, Met analyzes works by Prosper Merimee, Guy de Maupassant, Algernon Blackwood, H.
Rosa's mother, Sophia Kenney, who was the daughter of the Irish-born playwright James Kenney, was a well-educated, urbane socialite who "enjoyed the friendship of Charles and Mary Lamb, Samuel Rogers, Prosper Merimee, Jules Sandeau, and many other celebrated persons" (p.