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Author: Nicolas Boileau Despréaux; Burton Raffel
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"French poet and critic Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636-1711) was by turns venerated (in the eighteenth century) and reviled (in the nineteenth century) as the lawgiver of French classicism. Today critics see his achievement as more varied and complex than the label of classicism allows. This selection of Boileau's poems, translated with spirit and carefully annotated by Burton Raffel, brings the work of Boileau to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Nicolas Boileau Despréaux; Nicolas Boileau Despréaux
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Boileau Despréaux; Burton Raffel
ISBN: 9780300108217 0300108214
OCLC Number: 70921549
Description: xx, 61 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Nicholas Boileau ; translated from the French by Burton Raffel ; introduction by Julia Prest.
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French poet and critic Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636-1711) was by turns venerated (in the eighteenth century) and reviled (in the nineteenth century) as the lawgiver of French classicism. This  Read more...

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"This is a Boileau for our times. It is entirely without competition, and offers a spirited view of a man renowned for his spirit."--Patricia Terry, translator of "Renard the Fox" and "Poems of the Read more...

 
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