Claude Platin (1210 words)

Caroline Amanda Jewers (University of Kansas)
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In her concise assessment of the work of Claude Platin (active c. 1515­–c. 1540), Joan Lindblad Kirsop concludes that the author is “one that should be rescued from the almost total obscurity in which he has languished” (120) and as “a no less interesting product of his time than some minor writers who have been rescued from oblivion by twentieth-century scholars” (86). Indeed, Platin should interest critics as an example of early modern literary praxis: his three known translated/adapted works provide a valuable insight into the world of writing, printing, and bookselling in the early decades of the sixteenth century in Lyons.

Little is known of the life of this Antonine friar, who was active …

Citation: Jewers, Caroline Amanda. "Claude Platin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 March 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14065, accessed 19 August 2022.]

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