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The Resource After Montaigne : contemporary essayists cover the essays, edited by David Lazar and Patrick Madden

After Montaigne : contemporary essayists cover the essays, edited by David Lazar and Patrick Madden

Label
After Montaigne : contemporary essayists cover the essays
Title
After Montaigne
Title remainder
contemporary essayists cover the essays
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Lazar and Patrick Madden
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Writers of the modern essay can trace their chosen genre all the way back to Michel de Montaigne (1533–92). But save for the recent notable best seller How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is largely ignored. After Montaigne―a collection of twenty-four new personal essays intended as tribute―aims to correct this collective lapse of memory and introduce modern readers and writers to their stylistic forebear. Though it’s been over four hundred years since he began writing his essays, Montaigne’s writing is still fresh, and his use of the form as a means of self-exploration in the world around him reads as innovative―even by modern standards. He is, simply put, the writer to whom all essayists are indebted. Each contributor has chosen one of Montaigne’s 107 essays and has written his/her own essay of the same title and on the same theme, using a quote from Montaigne’s essay as an epigraph. The overall effect is akin to a covers album, with each writer offering his or her own interpretation and stylistic verve to Montaigne’s themes in ways that both reinforce and challenge the French writer’s prose, ideas, and forms. Featuring a who’s who of contemporary essayists, After Montaigne offers astartling engagement with Montaigne and the essay form while also pointing the way to the genre’s potential new directions."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS689
LC item number
.A37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1971-
  • 1533-1592
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lazar, David
  • Madden, Patrick
  • Montaigne, Michel de
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de
  • American essays
  • American essays
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Essay
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Label
After Montaigne : contemporary essayists cover the essays, edited by David Lazar and Patrick Madden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To the reader, sincerely / David Lazar -- Of liars / E.J. Levy -- Of the education of children / Brian J. Doyle -- Of prayers / Lia Purpura -- Of thumbs / Mary Cappello -- Of smells / Wayne Koestenbaum -- Of cannibals / Lina M. Ferreira C.-V. -- How the soul discharges its emotions against false objects when lacking real ones / Danielle Cadena Deulen -- Of constancy / Nicole Walker -- Of giving the lie / Bret Lott -- Of friendship / Vivian Gornick -- Of idleness / Steven Church -- Against idleness / Kristen Radtke -- Of the affection of fathers for their children / Robin Hemley -- Of wearing my read dress (after "Of the custom of wearing clothes") / Barrie Jean Borich -- Of the power of the imagination / Desirae Matherly -- That our mind hinders itself / José Orduña -- Of books and huecos / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- Of diversion / Shannon Lakanen -- Of sex, embarrassment, and the miseries of old age (after "On some verses of Virgil") / Robert Atwan -- Of sleep / Jerald Walker -- Of the inconvenience of greatness / Amy Lee Scott -- Of solitude / Chris Arthur -- Of age / Chris Aldrich -- Of practice / Patrick Madden -- The ceremony of the interview of princes / Elena Passarello -- We can savour nothing pure / Maggie Nelson -- Experience necessary / Phillip Lopate
Control code
ocn898066528
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780820348162
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014045430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820348155
  • (OCoLC)898066528
Label
After Montaigne : contemporary essayists cover the essays, edited by David Lazar and Patrick Madden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To the reader, sincerely / David Lazar -- Of liars / E.J. Levy -- Of the education of children / Brian J. Doyle -- Of prayers / Lia Purpura -- Of thumbs / Mary Cappello -- Of smells / Wayne Koestenbaum -- Of cannibals / Lina M. Ferreira C.-V. -- How the soul discharges its emotions against false objects when lacking real ones / Danielle Cadena Deulen -- Of constancy / Nicole Walker -- Of giving the lie / Bret Lott -- Of friendship / Vivian Gornick -- Of idleness / Steven Church -- Against idleness / Kristen Radtke -- Of the affection of fathers for their children / Robin Hemley -- Of wearing my read dress (after "Of the custom of wearing clothes") / Barrie Jean Borich -- Of the power of the imagination / Desirae Matherly -- That our mind hinders itself / José Orduña -- Of books and huecos / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- Of diversion / Shannon Lakanen -- Of sex, embarrassment, and the miseries of old age (after "On some verses of Virgil") / Robert Atwan -- Of sleep / Jerald Walker -- Of the inconvenience of greatness / Amy Lee Scott -- Of solitude / Chris Arthur -- Of age / Chris Aldrich -- Of practice / Patrick Madden -- The ceremony of the interview of princes / Elena Passarello -- We can savour nothing pure / Maggie Nelson -- Experience necessary / Phillip Lopate
Control code
ocn898066528
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780820348162
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014045430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820348155
  • (OCoLC)898066528

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