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Francis Claudon

ANTIQUITY AND MODERN TIMES IN NODIER’S SMARRA

Charles Nodier, the author of fantastic short stories, is famous for scholarly references to ancient literature. In Smarra he points out the sources of his inspiration very clearly (e.g. Apuleius). There are also references to Shakespeare (The Tempest, One Summer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice). Taking up the subject of nightmares and dream visions, Nodier turned to the authors who also used the topic. However, it is also contemporary to him painters, who could inspire him — Fussli and Goya in particular.