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Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux

Tallemant des Réaux, Gédéon (zhādāôNˈ täləmäNˈ dā rāōˈ) [key], 1619–92, French writer. His one great work is a series of brief anecdotal portraits of persons prominent in the Paris of his day, written after 1657 but not published until 1834. They present a vivid, faithful, and acute picture of the society of the period. The Historiettes have appeared in English as Miniature Portraits (1926).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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