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The Resource Distinguo : reading Montaigne differently, Steven Rendall

Distinguo : reading Montaigne differently, Steven Rendall

Label
Distinguo : reading Montaigne differently
Title
Distinguo
Title remainder
reading Montaigne differently
Statement of responsibility
Steven Rendall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most modern critics have sought to explain away the contradictions and discontinuities in Montaigne's Essais. Steven Rendall maintains that such differences--in the opinions recorded, in voices and modes of discourse, in logical levels, in conceptions of writing and reading--are essential to Montaigne's practice of writing. In a series of lucid readings of selected passages from the Essais, Rendall tracks the operation of these differences, showing how Montaigne's writing constantly recontextualizes his own discourse as well as that of other authors. But Montaigne also recognizes that the procedures of recontextualization on which he relies pose a threat to his control over his own text. The author argues that Montaigne's description of the Essais as a 'self-portrait' is an attempt to ward off this threat, and situates it in relation to a historical shift from earlier ways of controlling meaning to one based on 'the author function'
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rendall, Steven
Dewey number
844/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1643
LC item number
.R44 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • French essays
Label
Distinguo : reading Montaigne differently, Steven Rendall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [128]-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introductions. 1. Reading Differently. 2. 'Montaigne etait-il ondoyant et divers?'. 3. Difference in the Text -- 2. Distinguo. 1. 'Par divers moyens on arrive a pareille fin' (1.1). 2. 'De l'inconstance de nos actions' (2.1). 3. 'De l'experience' (3.13) -- 3. Voices. 1. Who's Speaking? 2. Changing the Subject. 3. The Voice of Nature. 4. Masks and Voices -- 4. Appropriation. 1. Property. 2. 'De l'institution des enfans' (1.26). 3. Reading and Writing -- 5. Expropriation. 1. The Prodigal Text. 2. Fama. 3. The Menace of Interpretation. 4. Ideal Readers -- 6. Faces. 1. The Portrait of the Author. 2. Physiognomy. 3. Self-portraiture -- 7. Conclusions. 1. Appendices. 2. Shame, Memory, and Repentance. 3. Endings
Control code
24247564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 136 pages
Isbn
9780198151807
Lccn
91026910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1446961
Label
Distinguo : reading Montaigne differently, Steven Rendall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [128]-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introductions. 1. Reading Differently. 2. 'Montaigne etait-il ondoyant et divers?'. 3. Difference in the Text -- 2. Distinguo. 1. 'Par divers moyens on arrive a pareille fin' (1.1). 2. 'De l'inconstance de nos actions' (2.1). 3. 'De l'experience' (3.13) -- 3. Voices. 1. Who's Speaking? 2. Changing the Subject. 3. The Voice of Nature. 4. Masks and Voices -- 4. Appropriation. 1. Property. 2. 'De l'institution des enfans' (1.26). 3. Reading and Writing -- 5. Expropriation. 1. The Prodigal Text. 2. Fama. 3. The Menace of Interpretation. 4. Ideal Readers -- 6. Faces. 1. The Portrait of the Author. 2. Physiognomy. 3. Self-portraiture -- 7. Conclusions. 1. Appendices. 2. Shame, Memory, and Repentance. 3. Endings
Control code
24247564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 136 pages
Isbn
9780198151807
Lccn
91026910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1446961

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