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La Bruyère, Jean de

Line breaks: Jean de La Bru|yère
Pronunciation: /ˌla bruːˈjɛː
 
, la bʀyjɛʀ/

Definition of La Bruyère, Jean de in English:

( 1645–96), French writer and moralist. He is known for his Caractères (1688), based on a translation of the Characters of Theophrastus and exposing the vanity and corruption of human behaviour by satirizing Parisian society.

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