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Jean Mairet published two slim collections of lyric poetry, much of it occasional verse, as addenda to the first editions of Sylvie and La Silvanire. A handful of poems composed in later years, left in manuscript, were published by his biographer Gaston Bizos. Mairet’s prose writings, apart from a few surviving letters and diplomatic correspondence, consist of a treatise on poetic theory, published as the preface to La Silvanire, and several polemical pamphlets directed against Pierre Corneille. Mairet is remembered chiefly for his plays.