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The je-ne-sais-quoi in early modern Europe : encounters with a certain something

Author: Richard Scholar
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scholar examines the rise to prominence of the phrase 'je-ne-sais-quoi' in authors such as Montaigne, Shakespeare, Descartes, Corneille and Pascal as a way of tracing first-person encounters with a certain something that can only ever be described by being expressed differently.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne; Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Scholar
ISBN: 0199274401 9780199274406 9780191706448 0191706442
OCLC Number: 62210545
Language Note: In English with passages in French followed by an English translation.
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 2003.
Awards: Winner of Awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2007.
Description: xiii, 334 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Word history --
1. A modish name --
Pt. II. Critical histories --
2. A secret of nature? : Descartes and the philosophers --
3. The stroke of passion : Pascal and the poets --
4. A sign of quality : Bouhours and the polite circle --
Pt. III. Pre-history --
5. A certain something : Montaigne --
6. Beyond pre-history : the case of Shakespeare.
Responsibility: Richard Scholar.
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Offers a study of the je-ne-sais-quoi. This book describes the rise and fall of the expression as a noun and as a topic of debate, examines its meanings, and presents its 'pre-history'. It argues  Read more...

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