François Tristan l'Hermite
|French literary history|
His adventures began early, for he killed his enemy in a duel at the age of thirteen, and was obliged to flee to England. The story of his childhood and youth he embroiders in a burlesque novel, the Page disgracie. He was, in succession, poet to Gaston d'Orléans, to the duchesse de Chaulnes and the duke of Guise.
His first tragedy, Marianne (1636), was also his best. It was followed by Penthée (1637), La Mort de Seneque (1644), La Mort de Crispe (1645) and the Parasite (1654). He was also the author of some admirable lyrics. Three of his best plays are printed in the Théâtre français of 1737.
He died due to tuberculosis.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Tristan l'Hermite, François". Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Works by or about François Tristan l'Hermite at Internet Archive
- L'Hermite, François Tristan. Poésies, edited by Philip A. Wadsworth, 1962.
- L'Hermite, François Tristan. Les Vers héroïques, edited by Catherine M. Grisé, 1967.
- Abraham, Claude K., Jerome Schweitzer, and Jacqueline Vam Baelen, editors, Le Théâtre complet de Tristan L'Hermite, 1975.
- Abraham, Claude K. The Strangers: Tragic World of Tristan L'Hermite, 1969, 1989.