The Poet and the King Jean De LA Fontaine and His Century [Pdf/E–book]

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  • Hardcover
  • 542
  • The Poet and the King Jean De LA Fontaine and His Century
  • Marc Fumaroli
  • English
  • 27 February 2019
  • 9780268038779

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Marc Fumaroli Ö 5 review review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Marc Fumaroli Read × The Poet and the King Jean De LA Fontaine and His Century 105 The Poet and the King described by the New York Review of Books as the finest and most perceptive of all the innumerable accounts of La Fontaine is being offered for the first time in an English translation La Fontaine whose works are still memorized by French schoolchildren is regarded by Fumaroli and countless others as the greatest French lyric poet of the seventeenth century La Fontaine is best known however for his fables and Contes Marc Fumaroli's grand study is almost as much about Louis XIV as it is about La Fontaine He provides a detailed analysis of the absolutist politics and attempts by the king and his ministers to enforce an official cultural styl.

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Marc Fumaroli Ö 5 review review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Marc Fumaroli Read × The Poet and the King Jean De LA Fontaine and His Century 105 E Fumaroli's work is a meditation on the plight of the artist under such a ruler during the imposition of a tyrannical centralized political regime Of particular interest to Fumaroli is Nicolas Foucuet whose fall from power is the central event of the book Foucuet La Fontaine's patron was arrested and imprisoned by order of Louis XIV on false charges of embezzlement and treason For La Fontaine the arrest was a disaster Foucuet had generously supported and protected La Fontaine who remained loyal to him for decades helping in his defense and writing pleas for pardon Many of Foucuet's associates were arrested Others including La Fontaine prudently left town Durin.

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Marc Fumaroli Ö 5 review review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Marc Fumaroli Read × The Poet and the King Jean De LA Fontaine and His Century 105 G the reign of Louis XIV the basic role of literature in the eyes of the court was that of an official propaganda machine The royal cultural policy supported only tragedy and the heroic ode and demanded works that praised the king In the years that followed Foucuet's arrest La Fontaine had to rely on support from groups unconnected with the government including Jansenists Protestants and the libertine homosexual circle of the Duc de Vendme Fumaroli reads history with an eye on the modern world His La Fontaine and his Foucuet his world of free culture in opposition to state power are models for the liberal vision of the possible role of culture in modern society.