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Montaigne

A Life

Montaigne( )
Author: Desan, Philippe
Rendall, Steven
Neal, Lisa
ISBN:978-0-691-18300-8
Publication Date:Jan 2019
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

A definitive biography of the great French essayist and thinker

One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne (1533-92) helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it, as he suggests in his Essays, by retreating to his chateau and stoically detaching himself from his violent times? Philippe Desan overturns this long standing myth by showing that Montaigne was...
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Book Details
Pages:832
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / French
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 9.126 x 1.762 Inches
Book Weight:2.512 Pounds



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