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The poet and the king : Jean de La Fontaine and his century

Author: Marc Fumaroli
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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La Fontaine was a great French lyric poet of the 17th century. This study is almost as much about Louis XIV as about La Fontaine. It provides analysis of the absolutist politics and attempts by the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fumaroli, Marc.
Poet and the king.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606835579
Named Person: Jean de La Fontaine; Louis, King of France; Jean de La Fontaine; Louis, King of France; Jean de La Fontaine; Ludwig, Frankreich König XIV.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Fumaroli
ISBN: 0268038775 9780268038779
OCLC Number: 49640029
Awards: Winner of IndieFab awards (History) 2002
Description: vii, 536 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Years of obscurity; from Arcadia to the academy --
Friendship and fear --
Nicolas Foucquet, or how not to become Louis XIV's favorite --
Rest and movement --
Sublimity and smiles --
Living versus the mechanical.
Other Titles: Poète et le roi.
Responsibility: Marc Fumaroli ; translated by Jane Marie Todd.

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