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Jean Racine

Playwright (20-Dec-1639 — 21-Apr-1699)


Lucien Goldmann. Translated by Philip Thody. The Hidden God: A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pensées of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine. Humanities Press. 1964. 426pp.

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

Marie Philip Haley. Racine and the Art Poétique of Boileau. Johns Hopkins Press. 1938. 245pp.

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


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1208)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.197)

  9. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.764-68)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.851)

  11. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.12, pp.630-31)

  12. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.218)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.412)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.555)

  15. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.688-89)

  16. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.250)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.31)

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