Noailles, Anna Élisabeth de Brancovan, comtesse de (änäˈ ālēzäbĕtˈ də bräNkôväNˈ kôNtĕsˈ də nōĪˈyə) [key], 1876–1933, French poet, daughter of a noble Romanian family. She was renowned for the brilliant gatherings at her home. Her turbulent romantic lyrics of love and nature, many of which appeared in the Revue des Deux Mondes, were gathered in Le Cœur innombrable (1901), L'Ombre des jours (1902), and Poèmes d'enfance (1928). She also wrote short stories, sensuous novels including La Nouvelle Espérance (1903) and Le Visage émerveillé (1904), and an autobiography (1932).
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