Louis Ulbach

Louis Ulbach, ca. 1865

Louis Ulbach (7 March 1822  16 April 1889) was a French writer.


Ulbach was born at Troyes (Aube). He was encouraged to take up a literary career by Victor Hugo. He became dramatic critic of the Temps, and attracted attention by a series of satirical letters addressed to Le Figaro over the signature of “Ferragus,” and published separately in 1868.[1] As Ferragus, he called the novel Thérèse Raquin "putrid" in a long diatribe.[2] He edited the Revue de Paris until its suppression in 1858, and in 1868 he founded a paper, La Cloche, which was suppressed in 1869 for its hostility to the empire. Ulbach was imprisoned for six months, and when on his release he revived the paper he got into trouble both with the commune and the government, and was again imprisoned in 1871-1872. In 1878 he was made librarian of the arsenal, and died in Paris on 16 April 1889.[1]


Dramatic works


  1. 1 2  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ulbach, Louis". Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 564.
  2. Ferragus. "La littérature putride." Le Figaro. 23 January 1868.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Chisholm 1911.

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