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Parnassians


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A group of French poets, headed by Leconte de Lisle, who sought restraint, precision, and objectivity in poetry, in reaction to the emotional extravagances of Romanticism. Their name derives from the three collections of their work published under the title Le Parnasse contemporain, in 1866, 1871, and 1876.

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