La poétique du sonnet chez le mystique aveugle Jean de Saint-Samson

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This paper deals with Jean de Saint-Samson (1577-1636), a blind mystic from the Carmel of Rennes (Brittany). He was the author of a large number of religious texts but also a musician and a poet. It is his artistic temperament, traditionally secondarised by historians, that is the object of this study, with a particular attention paid to his mystical sonnets.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)523-542
Number of pages20
JournalDix-septième Siècle
Issue number288
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Jean de Saint-Samson
  • poetry
  • sonnets
  • music
  • blindness
  • Renaissance

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