Renaissance and births

Le 21/03/2019 de 18:00 à 20:00
Rue de Saint-Amand, 45100 Orléans, France

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Renaissance and births, the reinvention of literature in France in the 16th century By Nicolas Lombart, Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature

If the term “rebirth” is a 19th century invention, the idea of a restitution of the ancient past, in all its forms and in its purest form, is present in most 16th century authors. But the Renaissance also experienced the opposite temptation: that of absolute beginnings, to be at the origin of everything. From Marot and Rabelais to Ronsard and Montaigne, the dynamic of “reinventing” literature continues to reflect this fruitful tension.

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