Jean Chapelain


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Chapelain, Jean

 

Born Dec. 4, 1595, in Paris; died there Feb. 22,1674. French writer and literary theorist.

Chapelain was a founding member of the Académie Française. In his Letter on the Twenty-four Hour Rule (1630) and his two treatises on representative poetry (1635), he anticipated N. Boileau’s work on the literary theory of classicism. He wrote odes, sonnets, madrigals, and works of historiography and literary history. Chapelain’s epic poem The Maid (cantos 1–12, published 1656; cantos 13–24, published 1882) was burlesqued by Voltaire.

WORKS

Opuscules critiques. Paris, 1936.

REFERENCES

Istoriia frantsuzskoi literatury, vol. 1. Moscow, 1946. Pages 377–78, 380.
Bray, R. La Formation de la doctrine classique de France. Paris, 1927.
Hunter, A. C. Lexique de lalangue de J. Chapelain. Geneva, 1967.
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Dentre esses poucos, ha o caso do critico Jean Chapelain (1883), para quem o sotaque feminino ajudou a refinar as linguas, em decorrencia da sutileza de sua fala.
Jean Chapelain, De la lecture des vieux romans, 1647," XVIIe siecle 200.
Jean Chapelain wrote in a letter to Balzac, "Durant que son autheur a este dans le siecle, il a fait l'Honneste femme et les Lettres des dames avec asses d'applaudissement" ["While the author was alive, he wrote L'Honneste femme and the Lettres des dames and they were rather well-received"] (Chapelain 1: 734).
6) Jean Chapelain, a member of the original Academie Francaise whose harsh condemnation of a theatrical work based on its ostensible implausibility we will see below, applied the rules of classical literature to prose fiction, and he, too, found the genre lacking in form.
Jean Chapelain, who viewed the novel's stringing together of adventures as part of its grande imperfection, was one of the two authors of the Academie Francaise's first official literary judgment, a critical condemnation of Pierre Corneille's Le Cid.
7) Jean Chapelain, Lettre on discours de Monsieur Chapelain it Monsieur Favereau, Conseiller du Roi en sa cour des aides portant son opinion sur le poeme d'Adonis du Chevalier Marino (Paris, 1623), vi, x; subsequent references are parenthetic.
Money was bestowed only after consultation between Colbert and experts such as Jean Chapelain and Charles LeBrun.
12) Jean Chapelain, "Lettres de Chapelain a Colbert" in Pierre Clement (ed.
21) Christian Jouhaud, "Sur le statut d'homme de lettres au XVIIieme siecle: La correspondance de Jean Chapelain (1595-1674)," Annales HSS mars-avril (1994), pp.
33) Jean Chapelain to Pierre-Daniel Huet, 23 mai 1662 as cited in Leon-G.
55) Jean Chapelain to Pierre-Daniel Huet, 25 August 1661 as quoted in Leon-G.