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Friedrich Melchior Grimm

(1723—1807)

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Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique

Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique  

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A manuscript journal, of which some 15 copies were regularly distributed to wealthy and titled subscribers throughout Europe, including Catherine the Great and Frederick II of Prussia. It began as ...
correspondence

correspondence  

A correspondence is a series of letters that pass between two or more people writing to each other. It therefore represents both sides of a (usually prolonged) process of epistolary ...
Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot  

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(1713–84),French philosopher and man of letters; a leading member of the Enlightenment, and from 1746 editor of the Encyclopédie. His works demonstrated close links with English literature: he ...
Grimm, Frédéric‐Melchior, baron de

Grimm, Frédéric‐Melchior, baron de (1723–1807)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1723–1807).

German man of letters who made his career in France. He was a close friend of Diderot

Grimm, Friedrich Melchior

Grimm, Friedrich Melchior (1723–1807)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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baron (1723–1807), German man of letters, journalist, and diplomat.

The son of a Protestant clergyman, Grimm was born

Henri Meister

Henri Meister  

(1744–1826), Swiss man of letters and journalist. The son of a Protestant minister, Jakob Heinrich Meister studied theology in Zurich and was ordained in 1763 at the age of nineteen. ...
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau  

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(1712–78),French philosopher: stays in London (Chiswick) 1765–6, Wootton (Staffordshire) 1766; visits Ellastone 1766; said to have stayed in Nuneham Courtenay 1767. La Nouvelle Héloïse 1761, ...
La Guerre des Bouffons

La Guerre des Bouffons  

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A battle of words waged in Paris in 1752–4 over the respective merits and demerits of Italian and French music, particularly opera. Although not a new issue, it was ignited ...
La Religieuse

La Religieuse  

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Novel by Diderot. Written in 1760, it was published in the Correspondance littéraire in 1780, though a teasing set of letters (known as the ‘Préface‐annexe’), which describe the circumstances of ...
Louise d' Épinay

Louise d' Épinay  

(Louise-Florence-Pétronille de Tardieu d'Esclavelles, 1726–1783), novelist, essayist, critic, and philosophe. Born in Valenciennes, Louise married her first cousin, Denis-Joseph Lalive d'Épinay, and ...
periodicals

periodicals  

A magazine published at regular intervals, usually weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or quarterly.
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais  

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(b Paris, 1732; d Paris, 1799).Fr. playwright and musician. An accomplished flautist and harpist, his mus. fame rests, however, on his authorship of the plays Le Barbier de Séville (1772, perf. 1775) ...
Russia and France

Russia and France  

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From the beginning of the 18th c. French literature was a model for the new literature of Russia; the works of the classics of the age of Louis XIV were ...

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