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The Fortunes of Pope's 'Essay on man' in 18th-century France

SVEC
Vol. No.
Vol. No.: 

82

Author: 
Richard Gilbert Knapp
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
1971
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-0-7294-0174-6
Pages
Pages: 
156
Price Sterling (£): 
35

About the Book

About the Book: 


Preface

Introduction

I. Background to the Du Resnel and Silhouette translations

A. The Voltaire-Du Resnel relationship and the problem of authorship

B. The general principles of poetic translation and specifically with regard to the two texts

II. The early French reaction to the translations

III. Voltaire's reaction to the Essay on man

IV. Fontanes's translation and the later French reaction

Conclusion

List of works consulted

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