Barthélemy Aneau (1971 words)

Marc-André Wiesmann (Skidmore College )
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Barthélemy Aneau (1510–1561), the Lyonnais humanist whose path dynamically followed that of Claude Paradin, marked French culture through various manifestations of his solid erudition and pedagogical skills. Perhaps best known for his brazen rebuttal to Du Bellay and the poetic platform of the Pléiade with his Quintil horatian (1551), his remarkable abilities to envision and then construct emblems have likewise determined his stature in the combination of written and visual means to captivate the expert reader and to lead her to a greater understanding of herself and her world. For a rather brief life, Aneau’s multifaceted career – professor, emblematist, controversial literary critic, and …

Citation: Wiesmann, Marc-André. "Barthélemy Aneau". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 May 2018 [, accessed 15 August 2020.]

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