at its time the quite successful, today gladly “seen Scarron lettre as materialist „avant la originates from a lawyer family, whose members were active in the periphery of the highest Court of Justice („the Parlement “). It received a good education and could 1634 the low consecrations be given, which permitted it 1636 occupying a lucrative Domherrenpfründe in Le Mans, after a journey had completed its education to Rome 1635.
When 1638 began to make a progressive muscle paralysis more difficult its life, he sold his Pfründe to 1640 and returned to Paris, where he found connection to the Literatenkreise. he married 1652, although even not evenly rich, a 16-jährige without means smallnoble orphan, who had been noticeable to him by intelligent and probably-set letters: Françoise d'Aubignée, the later Mme de Maintenon and Gattin „on the left “of Ludwig XIV. Owing to the joke and Galgenhumors Scarrons, in addition, owing to the charm and Esprits of his young wife became his house the meeting place of man of letters and mentally interested Aristokraten.
When expressed many writer, that was he, worked and could Scarron in nearly all kinds halfway on the marked one out of his works and on allowances of his Hauptmäzene, the cardinal de Retz and the Minister of Finance Nicolas Fouquet, live. Its largest success was Le novel comique (2 Bde., 1651 and 1657), also today a still well readable burlesker novel, whose framing and main action with crude Komik heroisch galanten novel of the time persifliert and whose inserted novellas and Binnenerzählungen galant in - sentimental clay/tone of Spanish models held are.
In addition, Scarron was successfully as an author of comedies, among other things Pieces of coat and sword in the Spanish style, as well as authors of burlesker Parodien, under it one of Vergils Aeneis (Le Virgile travesti, 1648-52).
Perhaps to injustice 1651 during the last armed rebellion of anti-absolutist forces, were attributed to him „the Fronde “, a Polit satire directed against the Minister cardinal Mazarin , La Mazarinade. This brought Scarron after the victory to Mazarins 1653 in difficulties and caused it to a mehrmonatigen distance from Paris.
See also: French literature
Web on the left of
|Commons: Paul Scarron - pictures, videos and/or audio files|
| | * Literature of and over Paul Scarron in the catalog of the DDB
- Gert Pinkernell: Article in „names, titles and data franz. Literature “ (source)
- Biografie (French)
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of French writers|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4. or 14. July 1610|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris|
|DYING DATE||7. October 1660|