Viau, Théophile de (1590–1626)

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Théophile de Viau (1590 – 1626), also spelled Viaud, French poet and dramatist of the pre-Neoclassical period. His verse is marked by a strong feeling for nature, great musicality, a use of original and ingenious imagery, and an epicurean outlook that is tempered by apocalyptic visions and the thought of death. Britannica


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