Biography and History

Stuart Merrill was born in 1863 near New York. In his early childhood his parents took him to Paris, where he remained for most of his life. Merrill was closely associated with the Symbolist movement, in which he largely experimented in versification and in the orchestration of verse. He used French for most of his writing. Les Gammes (1887) and Les Fastes (1891) show the influence of Wilde, the Pre-Raphaelite school, and William Morris's socialism. He died in the year 1915.

Source: From the finding aid for C0794