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The Paradox of Communication: Reading the Essays Otherwise

in Essaying Montaigne:: A Study of the Renaissance Institution of Writing and Reading

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239963
eISBN:
9781846313059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239963.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Anthony Wilden has analysed the literary project of the Essays in terms of Michel de Montaigne's longing for the lost plenitude of his friendship with Étienne de La Boétie. This chapter examines ... More


Rival Readings

in Essaying Montaigne:: A Study of the Renaissance Institution of Writing and Reading

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239963
eISBN:
9781846313059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239963.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the views of rival critics concerning the style, composition, and sense of Michel de Montaigne's Essays. One such critic is Y.-J. Pouillou, who rejects both a moralist reading ... More


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