Perrault Charles (Perrault Charles)( French writer.)
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Born January 12, 1628 in Paris, in a wealthy family. Was closely linked to JB Colbert, minister of Louis XIV, assisted him in efforts to promote science and arts.
In 1687 Perrault read in the French Academy his didactic poem The Age of Louis the Great (Le Sicle de Louis le Grand), which initiated many years 'dispute over the ancient and modern', in which the most ardent opponent of Perrault was N. Boileau. Perrot spoke against imitation and long established worship of antiquity, arguing that his contemporaries, 'new' exceeded 'ancient' in the literature and the sciences, and that this proved the literary history of France, and recent scientific discoveries. Thus, Perrot was one of the first men of his time, who clearly and boldly formulated the idea of progress. His literary fame is based on a compilation drawn from folk tales - Tales of Mother Goose (Contes de ma mre l'oye, 1697). Perrot died in Paris on May 16, 1703.