27 June 2016

Bellaud de la Bellaudière in Avignon (84)

The name of this street in Avignon introduced me to a writer I'd never heard of: Louis Bellaud, or Bellaud de la Bellaudière, who was a Provençal poet born in Grasse in 1543, where he died in 1588. He joined the war against the Spanish in 1572, although conditions changed and on his return France was at civil war: he was imprisoned for nineteen months, during which he wrote his first collection of sonnets, 'Obros et Rimos'. His other works include 'Don-Don Infernal', inspired by Clément Marot, and a second collection of sonnets: 'Lous Passatens'.

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