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

Author: Richard Gilbert Knapp

Volume: 82

Series: SVEC

Publication Date: 1971

Pages: 156

ISBN: 978-0-7294-0174-6

Price: £35


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
List of works consulted

Voltaire Foundation

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