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    Are we talking about the same Boswell? This is...

    Are we talking about the same Boswell? This is Robert Bruce Boswell, not Robert Boswell the contemporary short story writer. I looked at a copy of RBB's Racine in a library before buying this...
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    Gosh, mazHur, you sure have a magic touch with...

    Gosh, mazHur, you sure have a magic touch with Google. You provide an article by Alan Hollinghurst on Racine’s Bérénice just as I was reading it. I’ve just reached Act 4, reading in French on my...
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    I did a degree in English Language and Literature...

    I did a degree in English Language and Literature a long time ago, before some French menace came up with the idea of structuralism, so I'm old fashioned in my critical ideas. I've spent half of my...
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    That's a very interesting link, mazHur. I wish...

    That's a very interesting link, mazHur. I wish someone had told me about it before I bought the Boswell translation.

    For the benefit of anyone reading this who doesn't know C18 poetry, the...
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    I'm disappointed nobody has replied to this and...

    I'm disappointed nobody has replied to this and made comments on my interest in Racine, who I understand is regarded as on a level with Shakespeare, although utterly different (Racine's vocabualary -...
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    Racine in English translation

    I don’t know if this is the right board, but here goes.

    I have the complete plays of Racine in French on my ipad. My French is not good enough to read him in the original tout court.

    But I...
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