Blaise Pascal Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Cole, John R. Pascal: The Man and His Two Loves. New York: New York University Press, 1995, 349 p.

Seeks to revise Gilberte Périer's (Pascal's sister's) portrayal of Pascal's life in he Vie de Monsieur Pascal. Unlike Périer, Cole presents a "darker conception" of Pascal's life.

Mortimer, Ernest. Blaise Pascal: The Life and Work of a Realist. London: Methuen & Co., 1959, 240 p.

A study of Pascal's life that emphasizes his modernity while differentiating Pascal as a man and as a writer.



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