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Boileau

Nicolas . full name Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux. 1636--1711, French poet and critic; author of satires, epistles, and L'Art poétique (1674), in which he laid down the basic principles of French classical literature
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which was translated into French by Nicholas Boileau in 1674 as the "phenomenally successful" Traite de Sublime, and provided the basic framework for all other treatments of the sublime in seventeenth and eighteenth-century aesthetics and philosophy.