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Raymond Laurent
(ca. 1886 - September 24, 1908) France

Raymond Laurent

Editorial secretary


Raymond Laurent, editorial secretary of Akadémos. Revue Mensuelle d'Art Libre et de Critique, cousin of Fernand Gregh and friend of Marcel Proust, committed suicide in Venice under the hotel window of a young American with whom he was hopelessly in love. His still-warm body was found by Vyvyan Holland, Oscar Wilde's son.


See: http://www.oliari.com/ricerche/documenti.html (in Italian) for the 1908 Italian newspaper reporting his death.

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