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- proper noun A
botanical plantname author abbreviationfor botanistJean François Gustave Barratte (1857-1920).
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Miller uses the story of his hero, Jean-Baptiste Barratte, a young engineer from the provinces commissioned to oversee the destruction of a church and its cemetery, as a way to dramatise one of the great questions of the Enlightenment: what is the status of the past?