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Prosper Mérimée (; 28 September 1803 – 23 September 1870) was a French writer in the movement of Romanticism, and one of the pioneers of the novella, a short novel or long short story. He was also a noted archaeologist and historian, and an important figure in the history of architectural preservation. He is best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of Bizet's opera Carmen. He learned Russian, a language for which he had great affection, and translated the work of several important Russian writers, including Pushkin and Gogol, into French. From 1830 until 1860 he was the inspector of French historical monuments, and was responsible for the protection of many historic sites, including the medieval citadel of Carcassonne and the restoration of the façade of the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Along with the writer George Sand, he discovered the series of tapestries called The Lady and the Unicorn, and arranged for their preservation. He was instrumental in the creation of Musée national du Moyen Âge in Paris, where the tapestries now are displayed. The official database of French monuments, the Base Mérimée, bears his name.

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Ka men = Carmen / Puluosipo Meilimei zhu ; Liu Mingjiu yi
卡门 = Carmen / 普罗斯珀 梅里美著 ; 柳鸣九译
Uniform title: Carmen. Chinese
by Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
Nanjing Shi : Yi lin chu ban she, 2011
南京市 : 译林出版社, 2011
Uniform title: Short stories. English. Selections
by Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
New York (New York) : G.P. Putnam's Sons : London (England) : The Knickerbocker Press, 1903
BookBook [text, volume]
by Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
London (England) : J. M. Dent, 1906
BookBook [text, volume]
Gaolongba / Meilimei zhu ; Dai Wangshu yi
高龙芭 / 梅里美著 ; 戴望舒译
Uniform title: Colomba. Chinese
by Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
Nanchang : Jiangxi ren min chu ban she, 1981
南昌 : 江西人民出版社, 1981
Uniform title: Carmen. English
by Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870
London ; New York : George Routledge and Sons, 1888
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