Title:
A Historical Vignette (23) A voiceless poet at Bourbon – L’Archambault: Nicolas Boileau
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
Winston Churchill Avenue 172, P.O. Box 9, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Aphonia; Boileau; spa; Bourbon-L’Archambault
Pages:
225 - 232
Abstract:
A voiceless poet at Bourbon – L’Archambault: Nicolas Boileau. In 1687, the poet was stricken by an aphonia that would last six months. He underwent a cure at a spa in the Massif Central, but without result. The correspondence between Boileau and his friend Racine allows us to relive the atmosphere of being a spa guest in the 17 century th (Figure 1). Boileau’s aphonia seems to have been functional for the larger part.
Issue:
Vol. 7, 2011, 3rd trimester


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A Historical Vignette (23) A voiceless poet at Bourbon – L’Archambault: Nicolas Boileau