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Dissertations Contre Corneille

By L'Abbé d'Aubignac Edited by N. Hammond and Michael Hawcroft

Dissertations Contre Corneille
Paperback, 154 pages £20.00
Published: 1996
ISBN: 9780859894937
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies
Series: Exeter French Texts

Dissertations Contre Corneille chronicles one of the great literary controversies of seventeenth-century France. In 1663, François Hédelin, l’abbé d’Aubignac, published four dissertations in which he criticised with increasing ferocity the most famous and greatest playwright of the century, Corneille. The first dissertation attacks Sophonisbe, the second Sertorius, the third Oedipe, and the fourth concentrates on the personality of Corneille.

This is the first edition of these writings to be published since the eighteenth century, and will be of importance for scholars of seventeenth-century French literature.

Frontispice: Page de titre des deux premieres Dissertations, 1663


1. Vie de l'Abbe d'Aubignac

2. Les Etapes de la Querelle de Sophonisbe

3. D'Aubignac Critique

4. Le Texte


Dissertations Contre Corneille

Premiere Dissertation

Seconde Dissertation

Troisieme Dissertation

Quatrieme Dissertation


Nicholas Hammond is Lecturer in French, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Michael Hawcroft is Fellow of Keble College, Oxford and Lecturer in French, University of Oxford.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 154 pages

BIC Code:
  LCO010000, LIT013000
 University of Exeter Press


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