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Agrippa d'Aubigné's Les tragiques

Author: Théodore Agrippa d' Aubigné; Valérie Worth-Stylianou
Publisher: Tempe, Arizona Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies 2020
Series: Medieval and Renaissance texts and studies, volume 561.; Medieval and Renaissance texts and studies, volume 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Agrippa D'Aubigné's remarkable epic poem, Les Tragiques, was composed in France in the 1570s, and first published in 1616 in Geneva. It sets the recent sufferings of the Protestants in the French Wars of Religion within the overarching context of God's eternal plan for his chosen faithful. Recording the bitter story of the defeated party, the poet movingly combines depictions of a devastated country, vivid tableaux  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Théodore Agrippa d' Aubigné; Valérie Worth-Stylianou
ISBN: 9780866986199 0866986197
OCLC Number: 1183029165
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xix, 490 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Translator's Note Acknowledgments Conventions and Abbreviations * Introduction 1. Summary of d'Aubigne's Life 2. The Composition and Publication of Les Tragiques 3. The Work's Reception in France and in England: 1616 to the Present 4. The Title and the Definition of Genre 5. The Structure of Les Tragiques 6. D'Aubigne's Poetic Style Comparison of Manuscripts and Published Editions Summary of Les Tragiques * Les Tragiques Prefaces: To the Readers Two Sonnets by Daniel Chamier Sonnet by Anne de Rohan Preface. The Author to his Book I - Sufferings II - Princes III - The Gilded Chamber IV - The Fires V - The Swords VI - Vengeance VII - Judgement Concluding Texts: To the Reader Over France which has been delivered The Printer to the Reader * Chronological Tables Bibliography Indexes
Series Title: Medieval and Renaissance texts and studies, volume 561.; Medieval and Renaissance texts and studies, volume 2.
Other Titles: Les Tragiques
Responsibility: translated, annotated and with an introduction by Valerie Worth-Stylianou.

Abstract:

Agrippa D'Aubigné's remarkable epic poem, Les Tragiques, was composed in France in the 1570s, and first published in 1616 in Geneva. It sets the recent sufferings of the Protestants in the French Wars of Religion within the overarching context of God's eternal plan for his chosen faithful. Recording the bitter story of the defeated party, the poet movingly combines depictions of a devastated country, vivid tableaux of the worst atrocities of the Wars, and satirical attacks on leading political and religious figures. As he narrates a story which he believes must not be forgotten, d`Aubigné develops an innovative style that deliberately challenges conventions. This is a work of pure baroque, a pearl of irregular shape, making a unique appeal to both the senses and the intellect. The complete work has never previously been translated into English. Valerie Worth-Stylianou's translation of the entire text is accompanied by her illuminating introduction and detailed critical notes. This English version will interest scholars and students of early modern political, social and religious history and of comparative literatures, as well as all readers looking to understand how literature seeks to mediate the pain of partisan struggles.

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