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Montaigne's career

Author: George Hoffmann
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines the practical world in which Montaigne and his peers wrote, where his wealth came from and how he published his book. He suggests that writing must have been secondary to earning money & that it featured in his political ambitions.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffmann, George.
Montaigne's career.
Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607087823
Named Person: Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne; Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Hoffmann
ISBN: 0198159625 9780198159629
OCLC Number: 39195364
Description: [xiii], 188 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Practice of writing --
working at home --
Company of secretaries --
Wagering on publication --
Art of proofreading --
Montaigne monopoly --
Books and careers: a conclusion.
Responsibility: George Hoffmann.
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