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Pierre Corneille

Playwright, Poet (6-Jun-1606 — 1-Oct-1684)


Robert Brasillach. Pierre Corneille. Paris: Librairie Arthème Fayard. 1938. 494pp.

Georges Couton. Corneille: L'homme et l'oeuvre. Paris: Hatier. 1958. 223pp. Language: French.

Benedetto Croce. Translated by Douglas Ainslie (from Italian). Ariosto, Shakespeare and Corneille. London: Ruskin House. 1920. 440pp.

Richard E. Goodkin. Birth Marks: The Tragedy of Primogeniture in Pierre Corneille, Thomas Corneille, and Jean Racine. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2000. 281pp.

John D. Lyons. The Tragedy of Origins: Pierre Corneille and Historical Perspective. Stanford University Press. 1996. 236pp.

Octave Nadal. Le Sentiment de l'amour dans l'oeuvre de Pierre Corneille. Paris: Librairie Gallimard. 1948. 418pp. Language: French.

Robert J. Nelson. Corneille: His Heroes and Their Worlds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1963. 322pp.

Martin Turnell. The Classical Moment: Studies of Corneille, Molière, and Racine. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1947. 268pp.

P. J. Yarrow. Corneille. London: Macmillan. 1963. 325pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.347)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.58)

  8. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.198-200)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.228)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.124)

  11. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.57)

  12. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.183-85)

  13. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.151-53)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.79)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.55)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.28)

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