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Jean Racine : A Critical Biography - Geoffrey Brereton
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Jean Racine

A Critical Biography

By: Geoffrey Brereton

Paperback | 2 May 2024

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Racine the practising dramatist had been in some danger of being crowded out from the numerous books on his psychology and style.

In this critical study of the man and his work, first published in 1951 and this slightly revised edition originally in 1973, Dr Brereton's guiding principle has been to make the factual basis as accurate as it can be in the light of modern research. The result is the portrait of a sensitive and attractive figure which is none the worse for being shorn of certain legends.

Industry Reviews

Review for the 1973 edition:

'Geoffrey Brereton's critical biography is a book that not only lights up the whole stage-surround of Racine's life but explores, with an intelligence and sensitivity that matches the subject, the poet's disturbing and sometimes sinister temperament.'

John Raymond in The New Statesman

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