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After Montaigne

Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays

After Montaigne( )
Editor: Lazar, David
Madden, Patrick
Author: de Montaigne, Michel
Contribution by: Aldrich, Marcia
Arthur, Chris
Atwan, Robert
Borich, Barrie Jean
Cappello, Mary
Churchill, Steven
Cofer, Judith Ortiz
Deulen, Danielle Cadena
Doyle, Brian
Ferreira, Lina M.
Hemley, Robin
Koestenbaum, Wayne
Lakanen, Shannon
Levy, E. J.
Lopate, Phillip
Lott, Bret
Matherly, Desirae
Nelson, Maggie
Orduna, Jose
Passarello, Elena
Purpura, Lia
Radtke, Kristen
Scott, Amy
Walker, Jerald
Walker, Nicole
Publication Date:Sep 2015
Publisher:University of Georgia Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $47.30
Book Description:

Writers of the modern essay can trace their chosen genre all the way back to Michel de Montaigne (1533-92). After Montaigne-a collection of twenty-four new personal essays inspired by Montaigne's writings-introduces modern readers and writers to their stylistic forebear and pays tribute to his genius.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / French
Literary Collections / Essays
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.281 x 23.52 x 2.413 cm
Book Weight:0.54 Kilograms
Author Biography
de Montaigne, Michel (Editor)
Michel de Montaigne was born in Chateau de Montaigne, near Bordeaux, France, on February 28, 1533. He received his early education at the College de Guyenne in Bordeaux and studied law at Bordeaux and Toulouse, becoming a counselor of the Court des Aides of Perigueaux, the Bordeaux Parliament and, in 1561, at the court of Charles IX. In 1565, Montaigne married Francoise de la Chassaigne. They raised one daughter, with four other children dying in infancy. He lived the life as a country gentleman and traveled extensively through Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Montaigne was a moderate Roman Catholic and an advocate of toleration, acting as an intermediary between Henry of Navarre and the court party. As a result, in 1588, he was arrested by members of the Protestant League and thrown into the Bastille for several hours. His work Essais established the essay as a new literary form and influenced both French and English writers; it was quoted by William Shakespeare and imitated by Francis Bacon.

Michel de Montaigne died on September 13, 1592 at his chateau in France.


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