Tallemant des Réaux, Gédéon

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Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux (zhādāôN´ täləmäN´ dā rāō´), 1619–92, French writer. His one great work is a series of brief anecdotal portraits of persons prominent in the Paris of his day, written after 1657 but not published until 1834. They present a vivid, faithful, and acute picture of the society of the period. The Historiettes have appeared in English as Miniature Portraits (1926).