Author : Peter William Shoemaker
Publisher : University of Delaware Press
Release Date : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0874139937
Pages : 291 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (874 downloads)
Download Powerful Connections PDF Format Full Free by Peter William Shoemaker and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Powerful Connections: The Poetics of Patronage in the Age of Louis XIII explores the role of patronage in shaping French literary culture between 1614 and 1661 - a period that witnessed both the rise of the early modern state under Richelieu and the beginnings of modern literary culture in the salons and academies. It includes readings of texts by authors such as Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, Theophile de Viau, Charles Sorel, and Pierre Corneille that reveal the personal side of political power and its impact upon literary practice.