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Catherine Bernard

(c. 1662—1712)

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Catherine Durand

Catherine Durand  

née(c.1650–1712/15), French writer.The author of several novels and the creator of the dramatic proverb genre, she wrote three fairy tales: ‘Histoire de la fée Lubantine’ (‘Story of the ...
Gaston Baty

Gaston Baty  

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(b. Pelussin, France, 26 May 1885; d. Pelussin, 13 Oct. 1952)Director. A member of the Cartel, Baty was much influenced by expressionism, the Russian ballet and puppet theatre. Not ...
Jean Mabillon

Jean Mabillon  

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(1632–1707), Maurist scholar. He entered the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Rémy at Reims in 1653, but in 1664 was sent to Saint-Germain-des-Prés to help edit texts. Probably the most erudite of the ...
Johann Karl August Musäus

Johann Karl August Musäus  

(1735–1787), German author and critic whose five volumes of fairy tales, Volksmärchen der Deutschen (German Folk Tales, 1782–1786), introduced the fairy tale as a modern form in Germany. In style ...
Riquet with the Tuft

Riquet with the Tuft  

“Riquet with the Tuft” is a French literary fairy tale in which a hideous suitor grants intelligence to a beautiful but witless woman in exchange for her hand in marriage. ...

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