He lent them willingly; and Philip became acquainted with Flaubert and Balzac, with Verlaine, Heredia, and Villiers de l'Isle Adam
. They went to plays together and sometimes to the gallery of the Opera Comique.
It claims ancestry to authors like Villiers de l'Isle Adam
, and German philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, and Schopenhauer for "la place qu'elle accorde la conscience dans la question de la representation" (159).
The product of more than ten years, it is, to be precise, three: firstly, an account of the guise in which cinema-in its earliest incarnation as 'animated photography'--appeared to a number of writers, such as Villiers de l'Isle Adam