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Reading Sexuality Skeptically in Montaigne

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The publication and popularity of Henri Estienne’s Latin translation of Sextus Empiricus’s Outlines of Skepticism allows for a new, skeptical approach to same-sex sexuality that questions its ... More


Offices Without Names

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that the Montaignean essai’s transformation of literary precedents was understood by contemporaries to be the performance of an unofficial role or unnamed office on the part of a ... More


Caring for Fortunes

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 6 uses Gournay’s 1595 edition of Montaigne’s Essais to describe how participants in sixteenth-century literary culture routinely cared for their own and others’ critical fortunes. Montaigne ... More


Responses to Balzac

Emma Gilby

in Descartes's Fictions: Reading Philosophy with Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831891
eISBN:
9780191869723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831891.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at how Balzac’s work is judged by his contemporaries to exceed the bounds of vivid, plausible, and persuasive discourse, and at how these concerns with novelty and individualism ... More


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