Maurice Maeterlinck 1862-1949

From Ghent, Belgium

Was wholly concerned with the mysteries of the cosmos and the inner life of the soul. (Jullian)

Translated Flemish mystic: Ruysbroek l'Admirable. In the preface he discusses "neo-mysticism"

Plays:

Princesse Maleine - Mirbeau reviewed it in Le Figaro

Serres Chauldes 1889

Cloche a Plongeur - Delville responded to it

Juillian says only Maeterlink's plays Les Sept Princesses (The Seven Princesses), Pelleas et Melisande, and Les Aveugles (The Blind) had influence on the visual arts.