27 June 2016

Joseph d'Arbaud in Avignon (84)

Joseph d'Arbaud (Jóusè d'Arbaud in Mistral's Provençal terminology) was born in Meyrargues in 1874 and died in Aix-en-Provence in 1950, was a provençal poet and a félibre. He is perhaps best known for his novel La Bête du Vaccarès, and his mother Marie d'Arbaud (or Azalaïs d'Arbaud) was also a writer and a félibresse. His muse was Marguerite de Baroncelli-Javon, queen of the Félibrige from 1906 to 1913 under Frédéric Mistral, and who in 1914 married the post-impressionist painter Georges Dufrénoy.

Joseph d'Arbaud studied at Saint Joseph's college in Avignon from 1884 to 1892.

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