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Brunetière

[brynuh-tyer] /brünəˈtyɛr/
noun
1.
Ferdinand
[fer-dee-nahn] /fɛr diˈnɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
1849–1906, French literary critic.
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  • brunetiere's estimate, given in a parenthesis, is not much more favourable.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • This brunetiere implicitly admits when he says that most of Balzac's novels are, so to speak, inquiries,—collections of documents.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • brunetiere specifies the Marquis de Villemer as the one proved example of imitation.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • brunetiere accepts this testimony of a contemporary who himself frequented the salons of the great.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton

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