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Civilisation, Literacy and Barbarism

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/9780853239963.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the debate over a pair of essays in Michel de Montaigne's Essays: ‘Of Coaches’ and ‘Of Cannibals’. In particular, it sets the essays on coaches and cannibals in the context of ... 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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