The attacks centered on Italian literature's general "bad taste" and its absence of the leading classical ideals of truth, wit and pure imitation of nature as set forth by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636-1711) and his 1674 L'Art poetique; Rene Rapin (1621-1687) and his 1674 Reflexions sur la poetique; and Dominique Bouhours (1628-1702) and his 1671 Entretiens d'Ariste et d'Eugene and his 1687 La Maniere de bien penser dans les ouvrages d'esprit.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux was perhaps the most notable critic of the period.
Hacia finales del siglo XVII, precisamente en 1674, el texto de Longino es traducido al frances por Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux.
Boileau-Despreaux, Nicolas (1716), Traite du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, en Oeuvres de Boileau, vol.
Irritated by Perrault's assertions, the poet and satirist Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
rose to object to the reading, but the erudit Peirre-Daniel Huet interrupted Boileau's protest, stating flatly, "Monsieur Despreaux, it seems to me this concerns us more than you" (161-162).
French poet Nicholas Boileau-Despreaux
(1636-1711) once penned, "Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.
Boileau, Nicolasalso known as Boileau-Despreaux
His chief opponent in the controversy was Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
, who on the whole had the better of the argument.