Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) is widely considered “the founder of French tragedy” and is counted among the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He described is work as “a painting of the conversation of the gentry.”

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POET’S REGION France

SCHOOL / PERIOD 17th Century

Pierre Corneille

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Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) is widely considered “the founder of French tragedy” and is counted among the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He described is work as “a painting of the conversation of the gentry.”

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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