Grégoire Le Roy was a member of the Ghent group of Belgian Symbolist writers whose name is often encountered in connection with Maeterlinck, Rodenbach and Verhaeren. His fin-de-siècle poetry was highly considered at the time of its first appearance, and was widely published in reviews. Richard Bales is Professor of French at Queen’s University, Belfast, where he teaches and researched mainly in the area of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and Belgian literatures. He is the author/editor of several books on Proust, including The Cambridge Compantion to Proust (CUP 2001). He is also the editor of a previous volume in UEP’s Textes littéraires series, Georges Robenbach’s “Le Voile” et “Le Mirage”.