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Montaigne in Motion

Educated in the humanities and trained in psychiatry, Jean Starobinski is a central figure in the Geneva School of criticism. His classic work, Montaigne in Motion, is a subtly conceived and elegantly written study of the Essais of Montaigne, whose deceptively plainspoken meditations have entranced readers and stimulated philosophers since their first publication in 1580 and 1595.

Here Starobinski offers a decidedly postmodern reading of Montaigne. In chapters dealing with the themes of public and private life, friendship, death, the body, and love, Starobinski reveals much that will remind us that Montaigne’s thought is as apropos to our time as it was to his own.

“The most important contribution to Montaigne studies since Friedrich’s work . . . . [It] will be the critical framework in which scholars will discuss Montaigne in the years to come.”—Choice

 

“Starobinski brings Montaigne to life by treating him as our contemporary and asking him modern questions.”—Hudson Review

 

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Author: Jean Starobinski

Editor/Translator: Arthur Goldhammer

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Manufacturer: University Of Chicago Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 360

Product group: Book

Studio: University Of Chicago Press

Publication Date: May 30, 2009

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Pages: 360

EAN: 9780226771311

ISBN: 0226771318

ASIN: 0226771318

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Art Goldhammer
Writer, translator, scholar, blogger on French Politics, affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies, writes for The American Prospect, The Nation, etc.