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Goncourt was born in Nancy. For much of his life, he collaborated with his brother Jules creating works of art criticism, a notorious journal, and subsequently several novels. He was known to be fascinated with Rococo and Japanese art. He also collected rare books, including a copy of Pierre Rameau's 1725 Abbregé de la nouvelle Methode, dans L'Art D'écrire ou De Tracer toutes sortes de Danses de Ville (New Abridged Method for writing or tracing all sorts of country dances). After the death of Jules he continued to write novels alone.
He bequeathed his entire estate for the foundation and maintenance of the Académie Goncourt. In honour of his brother and collaborator, Jules de Goncourt (17 December 1830 – 20 June 1870), each December since 1903, the Académie awards the Prix Goncourt. It is the most prestigious prize in French languageliterature, given to "the best imaginary prose work of the year".
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