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

John O'Neill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239963
eISBN:
9781846313059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313059
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The author reads Michel de Montaigne's Essays from their central principle of friendship as a communicative and pedagogical practice operative in society, literature, and politics. The friendship ... More


‘De l'amitié’ (Essais 1.28): ‘Luy’ and ‘Moy’

Ann Moss

in Distant Voices Still Heard: Contemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237853
eISBN:
9781846312977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237853.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Michel de Montaigne's essay ‘De l'amitié’ and its focus on friendship. The exordium to the essay on friendship implies many of the commonplaces which will later ... More


On Public and Private Life

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/9780853239963.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the division between Michel de Montaigne's public and private life based on the Essays. In particular, it looks at Montaigne's treatment of the relation between the public and ... More


Nonviolent Political Freedom

Dustin Ells Howes

in Freedom Without Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199336999
eISBN:
9780190490119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336999.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Although individuals maintain the capacity for freedom, nonviolent political freedom involves the exercise of collective power. Articulating robust alternatives to defending and expressing freedom ... More


Portrait of the Essayist Without Qualities

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/9780853239963.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Commentaries on the Essays suggest the predominance of Michel de Montaigne's self-portrait in them, without paying much attention to the intrinsic difficulties in the project of self-analysis. The ... More


Society and Self-study: the Problem of Literary Authority

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/9780853239963.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Michel de Montaigne knew himself better than to withdraw from public life in order to find himself in the Essays. He was aware that he was by nature committed to society and friendship, as reflected ... 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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