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Montaigne and brief narrative form : shaping the essay

Author: Deborah N Losse
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Trace[s] the origin of the essay to the brief narrative tale"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne; Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah N Losse
ISBN: 9781137320827 1137320826
OCLC Number: 829386992
Description: x, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The essay, that heretical genre --
Renewing the ancients: Montaigne's retelling of the tales of antiquity --
Recounting others, recounting self: Montaigne and the conteurs of his century --
Rewriting culture: Montaigne recounts new world ethnography --
"Se peindre de la plume": history, biography, and self-portraiture in Montaigne's reframing of history --
A storied life and a lived story: writing oneself in Montaigne's Essais --
"Mes ancestres avoient la medecine à contrecoeur" "My ancestors had an aversion to medicine": medical discourse, observation, and self-portraiture --
Conclusion: "Ce fagotage de tant de diverses pieces"/This bundle of so many disparate pieces.
Responsibility: Deborah N. Losse, Professor Emerita, Arizona State University, USA.
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