L'Hermite, François Tristan (1601 - 1655)

Index to poems

Biography: 

François Tristan l'Hermite (1601-1655) led an adventurous and nomadic life, part of which he describes in Le Page disgracié. He travelled in England, Norway, and Flanders, as well as France. In addition to eight plays, Tristan wrote a great deal of lyric poetry, some heroic verses, and a collection of religious devotions, L'Office de la Sainte Vierge. His work is fresh and natural and marked by his independent spirit.

  • L'Hermite, Tristan. Oeuvres complètes. Ed. Jean Serroy. Paris: Champion, 1999.
  • "Tristan L'Hermite." Representative French Poetry. Ed. Victor E. Graham. 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965. 19-20.
Given Name: 
François Tristan
Family Name: 
L'Hermite
Birth Date: 
1601
Death Date: 
September 7, 1655
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First RPO Edition: 
2012