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(French skɑrɔ̃)
(Biography) Paul (pɔl). 1610–60, French comic dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his picaresque novel Le Roman comique (1651–57)
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Paul, 1610–60, French writer.
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"We intend to visit the Abbe Scarron, for whom I have a letter of introduction and at whose house I expect to meet some of my friends."
Sherrie Scarron of Berea, Ohio, was among the protesters.
Widmayer finds both indebted to Scarron's Roman comique, particularly in the inclusion of an ironic narrator.
Aware of his vulnerability, Louis XIV is advised by pious Madame Scarron (Catherine Walker) - but is he too proud to truly humble himself?
Realising he is less than god-like, Louis XIV receives advice from pious Madame Scarron - but can the king truly humble himself?
Monseigneur Pierre Scarron (1579-1668), to whom the translation is dedicated, was bishop of Grenoble (1621-68).
In France, where confession survives in the baroque novel (Le Roman Comique of Scarron, 1651), Pascal severely attacked Montaigne for his project of painting himself, a self which was worth hatred only (le moi est haissable): "The stupid project that he has to paint himself!" (Montaigne 1993:23) The practice of self-scrutiny, which Puritan asceticism engenders, together with the belief in human brotherhood and equal dignity and importance of all souls favored the writing of a number of secular and religious confessions in the America of the seventeenth century.
Pope explicitly acknowledged the influence of Dryden and Boileau; Johnson and Oldham both expressly imitated Juvenal; Fielding was certainly influenced by Scarron and Le Sage.