Banville, Théodore de (tāōdôrˈ də bäNvēlˈ) [key], 1823–91, French poet. He was one of the group known as the Parnassians. His many volumes of verse, including Odes funambulesques (1857) and Les Exilés (1866), are characterized by expert technique.
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