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Riassunto: This book examines how Montaigne, in his "Essays and Travel Journal", and Madame de Sevigne in her "Correspondence" demonstrate the tensions between communication with a loved one, and, on the other hand, withdrawal, reflection, and distress. This study explores the writing practices of two representative French authors from the 16th and 17th centuries, Michel de Montaigne and Madame de Sevigne. The two authors share a double quality: the autobiographical genre, which is a 'modest' genre, since the essay and the letter do not belong to the traditionally esteemed literary genres; and the manner of observing oneself by analyzing the private universe of one's physical and spiritual sufferings and illnesses. Thus, it is possible to reveal fascinating answers to the challenge of defining the body-soul relationship which haunted Modernity, and gave rise to a new literary genre in Montaigne's case, and, in Madame de Sevigne's case to an accomplished literary work which was intended to be a personal correspondence.
Review: "Such an undertaking illustrates with great skill how a meaningful contribution to discussions concerning the collective good, individualism, but also a number of fundamental aspects of literary history, can be achieved by carefully listening to those long lost voices still resonating in the midst of our own." - Prof. Angela Cozea University of Toronto "This is an engaging and thoroughly enjoyable study. It will be of interest not only to scholars of Renaissance and Early Modern French literature, as well as specialists of contemporary literary theory, but also to anyone with an interest in the history of medicine and its cultural imprint on the imagination of society at large." - Prof. Constance Cartmill University of Manitoba"
Titolo: Madame De Sevigne Et Michel De Montaigne: ...
Casa editrice: Edwin Mellen Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Edwin Mellen Pr, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0773448861
Descrizione libro Edwin Mellen Pr, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0773448861