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Author Kritzman, Lawrence D.

Title The fabulous imagination : on Montaigne's Essays / Lawrence D. Kritzman.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2009]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 227 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index.
Contents Monster theory -- Montaigne's fantastic monsters and the construction of gender -- Representing the monster : cognition, cripples, and other limp parts in "Des boyteux" (III, 11) -- Death sentences -- Montaigne's fraternity : La Boétie on trial -- Montaigne on horseback, or, The simulation of death -- The anxiety of death : narrative and subjectivity in "De la diversion" (III, 4) -- Excavating Montaigne : the essayist on trial -- Philosophical impostures -- The Socratic makeover : the ethics of the impossible in "De la phisionomie" (III, 12) -- Romancing the stone : "De l'experience" (III, 13).
Summary ""This is one of the few books on Montaigne that fuses analytical skill with humane awareness of why Montaigne matters."" & mdash;Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities, Yale University""In this exhilarating and learned book on Montaigne's essays, Lawrence D. Kritzman contemporizes the great writer. Reading him from today's deconstructive America, Kritzman discovers Montaigne always already deep into a dialogue with Jacques Derrida and psychoanalysis. One cannot but admire this fabulous act of translation."" & mdash;Hélène Cixous""Throughout his career, Lawr.
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Subject Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592. Essais.
Essais (Montaigne, Michel de)
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem{de.
Imagination (Philosophy)
Imagination (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kritzman, Lawrence D. Fabulous imagination. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009 9780231119924 (DLC) 2008045954 (OCoLC)263065436
ISBN 9780231512510 (electronic book)
0231512511 (electronic book)