Murger, Henry (äNrēˈ mürzhĕrˈ) [key], 1822–61, French poet and novelist. His Scènes de la vie de Bohème (1845–49; tr., 1905, 1930), like many of his works, is a romantic and sentimental account of the life of struggling writers and artists. It provided the story for Puccini's opera La Bohème.
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