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

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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
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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Richard Gilbert Knapp More by this author
Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
Local pid:
VF1:98
Language:
English
Format:
Text

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