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Racine, Jean

Pronunciation: /rəˈsēn/ Pronunciation: /rä-/
(1639–99), French playwright. Central to most of his tragedies is a perception of the blind folly of human passion, continually enslaved and unsatisfied. Notable works: Andromaque (1667) and Phèdre (1677).

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Syllabification: Ra·cine, Jean

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