Pierre Corneille : Poetics and Political Drama under Louis XIII

Description

In this three-part study of the serious plays that Corneille wrote between 1630 and 1643, David Clarke first explores the Norman experience and identity of the dramatist himself. A second section reviews the principles and distinctiveness of his poetics in a period when literary activity, and particularly historical drama, became increasingly subject to central government pressures. The third and final section discusses the political and tragic significance of Corneille's plays and seeks to re-establish a link between their reflection of contemporary ideological tensions and the 'collective mind' of their intended audience with reference to popular, but now little-read, contemporary moralists and political theorists.

Details

Author(s)
David Clarke
Format
Paperback | 332 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 19mm | 490g
Publication date
13 Apr 2009
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises
ISBN10
0521103959
ISBN13
9780521103954
Bestsellers rank
2,292,067