After Montaigne

Writers of the modern essay can trace their chosen genre all the way back to Michel de Montaigne (1533-92). But save for the recent notable best seller How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is largely ignored.

Author: Michel Montaigne

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820348155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writers of the modern essay can trace their chosen genre all the way back to Michel de Montaigne (1533-92). But save for the recent notable best seller How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is largely ignored. After Montaigne--a collection of twenty-four new personal essays intended as tribute-- aims to correct this collective lapse of memory and introduce modern readers and writers to their stylistic forebear. Though it's been over four hundred years since he began writing his essays, Montaigne's writing is still fresh, and his use of the form as a means of self-exploration in the world around him reads as innovative--even by modern standards. He is, simply put, the writer to whom all essayists are indebted. Each contributor has chosen one of Montaigne's 107 essays and has written his/her own essay of the same title and on the same theme, using a quote from Montaigne's essay as an epigraph. The overall effect is akin to a covers album, with each writer offering his or her own interpretation and stylistic verve to Montaigne's themes in ways that both reinforce and challenge the French writer's prose, ideas, and forms. Featuring a who's who of contemporary essayists, After Montaigne offers a startling engagement with Montaigne and the essay form while also pointing the way to the genre's potential new directions. Contributors: Marcia Aldrich, Chris Arthur, Robert Atwan, Barrie Jean Borich, Mary Cappello, Steven Church, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Brian Doyle, Lina M. Ferreira C. V., Vivian Gornick, Robin Hemley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Shannon Lakanen, David Lazar, E. J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Desirae Matherly, Maggie Nelson, José Orduña, Elena Passarello, Lia Purpura, Kristen Radtke, Amy Lee Scott, Jerald Walker, Nicole Walker

Montaigne after Theory Theory after Montaigne

The essays in this collection move beyond the current stalemate in Montaigne criticism by revisiting questions about the role of theory in literary studies and by opening up a dialogue on the validity and limitations, or use and abuse, of ...

Author: Zahi Zalloua

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295800479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Essayist Michel de Montaigne is one of the most accessible and widely read authors in world literature. His skepticism and relativism, and the personal quality of his writing, make him a perennial favorite among readers today. Montaigne After Theory / Theory After Montaigne pursues the idea that theory has altered the scholarly understanding of Montaigne, while Montaigne's ideas have simultaneously challenged the authority of the various interpretive doxa collectively known as "theory." Montaigne's life and writings have drawn myriad interpretations. While some scholars of his work focus on the content of the writings to define the man, others stress his playful use of language. Montaigne's complex and multifaceted works provide fertile ground for exploring themes of wide-ranging significance within the field of literary theory, including the relationship between biography and theory; the critique of modernism; a critical history of the confessional mode of writing; sexuality and gender; and the theory of practice. The essays in this collection move beyond the current stalemate in Montaigne criticism by revisiting questions about the role of theory in literary studies and by opening up a dialogue on the validity and limitations, or use and abuse, of theory in Montaigne studies.

The Essay Film

A definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, this book examines the essay films origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agnes Varda, Errol Morris, Chantal Akerman, Werner ...

Author: Timothy Corrigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199781690

Category: Performing Arts

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Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnes Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued viewers who at the same time have struggled to categorize them. Sometimes described as personal documentaries or diary films, these eclectic works are, rather, best understood as cinematic variations on the essay. So argues Tim Corrigan in this stimulating and necessary new book. Since Michel de Montaigne, essays have been seen as a lively literary category, and yet--despite the work of pioneers like Chris Marker--seldom discussed as a cinematic tradition. The Essay Film, offering a thoughtful account of the long rapport between literature and film as well as novel interpretations and theoretical models, provides the ideas that will change this.

The Complete Works of Michael de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne, William Hazlitt ... justice of our arms fall into the power of
not design to speak it affirmatively ; but that injustice , and , after a few years '
possession , the same motion of soul which makes them take a quite contrary
being .

Author: Michel de Montaigne

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ISBN: UVA:X000467982

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Page: 686

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Montaigne s Essais

They met soon after Montaigne came to the Parlement , having already "
embraced each other " by their reputations , and ... In August , 1563 , La Boétie
fell ill of dysentery , and nine days later died a most courageous and Christian
death .

Author: Donald Murdoch Frame

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0136006272

Category: French essays

Page: 120

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Montaigne in Dialogue

23 Finally , it is clear that Montaigne is the wise fool , that is , nobody ' s fool , for
after his diplomatic rhetoric of the first two sentences , he offers a formula of
submission in the final sentence of the preface where the foolish schoolboy bows
to ...

Author: Patrick Gerard Henry

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ISBN: UOM:39015014775848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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Montaigne Studies

And even if there is glory in one's successes , if one is skeptical about life after
death , as Machiavelli and Montaigne are ... so the pursuit of glory cannot be
used to justify cruelty in the here - and - now.12 Following Montaigne , Shklar
attacks ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030364614

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Montaigne in Print

Under the influence of her mentor , Gournay developed her literary interests and
wrote her first work , Le Proumenoir de M . de Montaigne , published after
Montaigne ' s death . This short novel was inspired by a conversation she had
with ...

Author: Philippe Desan

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121872753

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Page: 95

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The Essays of Montaigne

This last must be the Bordeaux Copy itself , since its continuous presence in the
area is attested ( Mme de Montaigne gave it to the monastery of the Feuillants in
Bordeaux , whence it passed to the Bibliothèque Municipale after the Revolution
) ...

Author: Richard Anthony Sayce

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson

ISBN: UOM:39015020751361

Category: French essays

Page: 356

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Montaigne and Ethics

Ethique , though ancient and intelligible to anyone in the sixteenth century with a
slight knowledge of the Greek classics , was not part of the French language in
Montaigne ' s day , nor indeed , in the following century . “ Morality ” ( moralité ) ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121872779

Category: Ethics

Page: 220

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Englische Studien

In trying to fix Bacon ' s place amongst the essayists , the first point to notice is
that he is the first after Montaigne , so far as I am aware , to use the “ late " word ,
Essay , for the " auncient thing ” written by Seneca and Plutarch . That Bacon
knew ...

Author: Eugen Kölbing

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ISBN: UCAL:B3794256

Category: Comparative linguistics

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Montaigne

Author: Donald Murdoch Frame

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105038048612

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Page: 408

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The Gentleman s Magazine

For more than half a century , ” says Mr. St. John , “ she fought for the reputation
of Montaigne , and did much to establish ... The philosophers who came after
Montaigne availed themselves without stint of the great storehouse of facts and
hints ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C032016244

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The Development of the Theological Censures After the Council of Trent 1563 1709

This appendix is often attributed to Tournely , but , in fact , it is Montaigne's
original work and perhaps his greatest contribution to theology ! Montaigne's
treatise on the censures was later incorporated in Migne , Theologiae Cursus
Completus ...

Author: John Cahill (O.P.)

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ISBN: UOM:39015055264660

Category: Censure (Droit canonique)

Page: 194

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Montaigne Essais

Thus his adult life coincided with a period of religious strife and political
manoeuvring which culminated in the savagery and corruption of the Religious
Wars which raged virtually unabated from 1562 until after Montaigne ' s death .
He was the ...

Author: John Holyoake

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ISBN: 8449967422

Category: French essays

Page: 103

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Studies in the Baroque from Montaigne to Rotrou

He was born in Marseille in 1548 : in other words , fifteen years after Montaigne ,
two years before d ' Aubigné , and five before Malherbe . From 1578 on he was
Conseiller au Parlement d ' Aix ; and here his life offers an interesting parallel to ...

Author: Imbrie Buffum

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105039664342

Category: Baroque literature

Page: 256

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Psychoanalytical Approaches to Montaigne

Following Montaigne ' s suggestions that La Boétie put his domestic affairs in
order , suggestions fittingly proposed by an eldest son , La Boétie concurs ; with
appropriately Stoic conviction , however , he resists the self - serving notion of a ...

Author: Lawrence D. Kritzman

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121872837

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The Living Thoughts of Montaigne

... s care and devotion that we owe the third and extremely important edition of
the Essays ( 1595 ) which appeared three years after Montaigne ' s death , as
well as the preservation of the manuscripts which served later for the
establishment of ...

Author: Michel de Montaigne

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ISBN: UOM:39015004650316

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André Gide has selected and arranged the essence of Montaigne's thought from the essays translated by John Florio, 1606.