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Le Palais des Curieux

Edited by Véronique LUZEL

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Never reprinted since its one and only publication in 1612, Le Palais des curieux of Béroalde de Verville (1556-1626) is nevertheless one of this writer's most interesting works: it allows us not only to better comprehend the spirit of Béroalde, too long known only as the facetious author of the Moyen de Parvenir, but proves also to be precious evidence of the way in which, at the end of the sixteenth century, erudition merged with personal discourse, which appropriated it to play with it and to construct itself. Collection of ideas gleaned from reading and of erudite reflections presented in the style of personal digression, Le Palais des curieux, through its apparently disordered variety, might recall the baffling chaos of the Moyen de Parvenir; but here, the diffractions convergence and arrange themselves into a textual architecture whose keystone seems in the end to be a Paulinian point of view. Open to multiple readings, Le Palais des curieux thus invites us on a voyage, during which the reader can only essay himself; it is then up to him to make his choice among all the paths which wend their way through the text, whose richness can be appreciated only if one understands the references which it invokes. This critical edition of the Palais des curieux thus has as its goal to make the reading of this book easier and more enriching: wholly re-transcribed, this beautiful book is now accessible to everyone thanks to the notes which both clarify it and highlight its fascinating complexity.


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Le Palais des Curieux

Le Palais des Curieux

Never reprinted since its one and only publication in 1612, Le Palais des curieux of Béroalde de Verville (1556-1626) is nevertheless one of this writer's most interesting works: it allows us not only to better comprehend the spirit of Béroalde...

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Title Le Palais des Curieux
Edition First Edition
By (author) François BÉROALDE DE VERVILLE
Edited by Véronique LUZEL
ISSN 0257-4063
Issue 617
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 04/30/2012
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00915-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600009157
Reference no. 1-617
Publication Date 04/30/2012
Nb of pages 784
Dimensions 11.5 x 18 cm
Weight 797 gr
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