Boyer, Claude (1618-1698) À Paris, chez Toussainct Quinet, au Palais, dans la petite Salle, sous la montée de la Cour des Aydes, 1649 avec Privilège du Roy First edition Abbot Claude Boyer, preacher and poet, also wrote plays and operas. He was a member of the French Academy. His success in the pulpit was poor. As a poet he mocked and derided by Jean Racine and other contemporary literary figures. His tragedy, Judith, however, did meet with some success. Still, he was considered in his time and by his peers a mediocre writer. Boyer was a frequent guest of the Hotel de Rambouillet, famous in its day as one of the premier French salons. Its guests included some of the best French minds of the day, including Corneille, Moliere, Racine, Descartes, Pascal, and Lully. In 1645, Boyer dedicated the first of his twenty-two plays to Mme de Rambouillet. Tyridate is the fifth published work of Boyer.
A Paris, chez Toussainct Quinet
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