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Honoré d' Urfé

(1567—1625)

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Antoine Favre

Antoine Favre  

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(1557–1624).Jurist, magistrat, and poet. A close friend of François de Sales and d'Urfé, Favre was one of a distinguished group of literary figures in Savoy in the early 17th ...
Astrée L'

Astrée L'  

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Novel by Honoré d'Urfé, published 1607–27 and widely seen as the culmination of the pastoral tradition in France. It is set in 5th‐c. Gaul and traces Céladon's troubled courtship of ...
Balthasar Baro

Balthasar Baro  

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(c.1600–1650).Secretary to d'Urfé, he published in 1627 the fourth part of L' Astrée, and a fifth, concluding volume, composed ostensibly from the author's notes. His theatrical output was varied ...
Jean de la Fontaine

Jean de la Fontaine  

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(1621–1695) French poet and fabulistFables [Fables choisies, mises en vers; volume ii, 1679–94] (1668) PoetryFables [Fables choisies, mises en vers; volume ii, 1679–94] (1668) Poetry
Marin Le Roy Gomberville, sieur de

Marin Le Roy Gomberville, sieur de  

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(1600–74).French poet and novelist. A fertile poetic imagination characterizes his earliest verses and novels, including Carithée (1621), which combines historical romance with pastoral idyll, and ...
Spanish Influences

Spanish Influences  

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Although Spanish writing has known periods of widespread popularity in France, its influence has not been as deep or formative as that of Italy in the 16th c. or of ...

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