Urfé, Honoré d'

(redirected from Urfé, Honore d')

Urfé, Honoré d'

(ōnōrā` dürfā`), 1567–1625, French novelist. He was the author of L'Astrée (5 vol., 1607–10), the principal French pastoralpastoral,
literary work in which the shepherd's life is presented in a conventionalized manner. In this convention the purity and simplicity of shepherd life is contrasted with the corruption and artificiality of the court or the city.
..... Click the link for more information.
 novel. It portrays shepherds and shepherdesses living in Urfé's native Auvergne in the 5th cent. An embodiment of courtly manners and conversation in artificially learned style, the novel had wide popularity during the author's lifetime and influenced Rousseau.