Mendès, Catulle kätül´ mäNdĕs´ [key], 1841–1909, French poet, critic, and novelist of the Parnassian school. He founded (1861) the Revue fantaisiste, contributed to the Parnasse contemporain, and wrote volumes of verse, including Philoméla (1863) and La Grive des vignes (1895).
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