Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien


Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien
(1619-1655)
   writer
   Born in Paris, Cyrano de Bergerac as he is known, whose many duels and other escapades gained him a reputation as a romantic hero, became a soldier but had to give up that career because of a battle wound. He was perhaps the friend of molière and was introduced to the libertine teachings of pierre gassendi (1641), which he no doubt adopted. His attitude during the fronde is not well understood. If, as is believed, he had published (1649) a series of pamphlets against Cardinal mazarin, he did an about-face with his Lettre contre les Frondeurs (1652). He continued to write and produce several tragedies (La Mort d'Agrippine, 1653) and later a number of satirical comedies featuring prominent individuals of his day. His most famous works are two prose fantasies, L'autre Monde ou les États et Empires de la lune (posthumous, 1657) and Des États et Empires du soleil (posthumous, 1662). Both works by Cyrano de Bergerac are considered precursors to modern science fiction.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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