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Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Balzac, Jean Louis Guez de (zhäN lwē gā də bälzäkˈ) [key], 1597?–1654, French writer. His Lettres (1624, tr. 1634) and other writings were a great influence in reforming French prose. Their style was marked by their orderly, Latinate sentence structure.

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