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A field of honor : writers, court culture and public theater in French literary life from Racine to the Revolution

Author: Gregory S Brown; Columbia University. Press.; American Historical Society.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gregory S. Brown's A Field of Honor: Writers, Court Culture and Public Theater in French Literary Life from Racine t othe Revolution offers a multilevel study of the intellectual, social, and institutional contexts of dramatic authorship and the world of playwrights in 18th-century Paris. Brown deftly interweaves research in archival and printed materials, case studies of individual authorial strategies, the rich,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory S Brown; Columbia University. Press.; American Historical Society.
ISBN: 0231124600 9780231124607
OCLC Number: 52191484
Notes: "This text is not a substitute for or facsimile of the online version of this work"--Page opp. title page.
Description: 387 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Writers, court culture and public theater in French literary life from Racine to the Revolution
Responsibility: Gregory S. Brown.

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