Notes from week 36: Norpois

  • Ernest LEGOUVÉ  (Secretary of the Académie Française, 1807–1903)
  • Nicolas BOILEAU-DESPRÉAUX  (French poet & critic, 1636–1711).
  • Paul CLAUDEL (French poet & diplomat, 1868–1955).
  • Phèdre. Jean Racine  (December 1639 – April 21, 1699): French dramatist, one of the "Big 3" of the 17th century (along with Molière and Corneille); one of the most important literary figures in the Western tradition.
  • La Revue des Deux Mondes (Review of the Two Worlds): French language monthly literary and cultural affairs magazine that has been published in Paris since 1829. Website here.
  • Andromaque (1667 RACINE play): tragedy based on the legend of Troy. Andromaque, widow of the slain Trojan hero Hector, is the beloved captive of King Pyrrhus. (Hmmm, did you say "captive?"...)
  • Alfred de MUSSET (French poet & playwright, 1810–57). The Moods of Marianne (Les Caprices de Marianne), is his 1833 play, which later was the basis for Jean Renoir's 1939 film, The Rules of the Game.
Assumption of the Virgin [“Frari Titian”] (1516-18 TITIAN painting)

Paintings by Carpaccio in San Giorgio degli Schiavoni (Venice)

Anatole FRANCE (French writer, 1844–1924).

Tombs of the Medici (Michelangelo) 

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