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La Hollande Malade

By Raymond Poisson Edited by L. Navailles

La  Hollande Malade
Paperback, 42 pages £20.00
Published: 1995
ISBN: 9780859894654
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies
Series: Exeter French Texts

The book is a critical edition of La Hollande Malade, a comedy in one act by Raymond Poisson. La Hollande Malade, written in 1673, is a satirical and allegorical comedy.

The historical context of this story relates to Louis XIV, who wanted to benefit from the prosperity of the Netherlands. This prosperity derived from trade, fishing and publishing and threatened other European countries. Louis XIV was allied to England to help fight the war against the maritime “Hollande”. The symbolic way in which this story is told takes the form of a countess suffering from illness, with other people symbolising countries who wish to give her medicine in order to cure her.

INTRODUCTION; La vie et l'oeuvre de Raymond Poisson, V; Raymond Poisson: un auteur dramatique meconnu, VII; La Hollande Malade, IX; Une comedie allegorique, X; L'historique de la guerre, XV; Resume de la Hollande Malade, XXII; Structure de la piece, XXIII; Le Texte, XXV; BIBLIOGRAPHIE, XXVII; LA HOLANDE MALADE; ILLUSTRATIONS; Frontispice de l'edition originale, Paris, Prome, 1673, II; Amateurs executant une courante (voir p. XI), XII; Le jeu de l'hombre des princes de l'Europe (voir p. XI), XIII; Le chapelet de l'Espagnol qui se desfile (voir p. XVII), XVIII; Trois tetes dans un bonnet (voir p. XVII), XIX; [Les illustrations sont reproduites avec l'aimable permission de la Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris].


Raymond Poisson was a writer and an actor in the Theâtre de Bourgogne, in Paris, and in his day was seen as a rival to Molière.


Publication Details:

 Paperback , 42 pages

BIC Code:
  DRA000000, FIC000000
 University of Exeter Press


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