Henri MurgerLouis-Henri Murger, also known as Henri Murger and Henry Murger (27 March 1822 – 28 January 1861) was a French novelist and poet.
He is chiefly distinguished as the author of ''Scènes de la vie de bohème,'' from his own experiences as a desperately poor writer living in a Parisian garret (the top floor of buildings where artists would often live), and member of a loose club of friends who called themselves "the water drinkers" (because they were too poor to afford wine). In his writing he combines instinct with pathos, humour and sadness. The book is the basis for the operas ''La bohème'' (Puccini) and ''La bohème'' (Leoncavallo), and, at greater removes, the zarzuela ''Bohemios'' (Amadeu Vives), the operetta ''Das Veilchen vom Montmartre'' (Kálmán) and the Broadway musical ''Rent''. He wrote lyrics as well as novels and stories, the chief being ''La Chanson de Musette,'' "a tear," says Gautier, "which has become a pearl of poetry". Provided by Wikipedia
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