Montaigne's Career

Montaigne's Career

by George Hoffmann, Hoffmann


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Following Montaigne through his various roles as manager, magistrate, diplomat, and mayor, this book examines the sources of income available to sixteenth-century writers, the various demands on their time, and their involvement in the financial and editorial aspects of publishing itself, to illustrate the interdependent relationship between writing and politics in the sixteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198159629
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/14/1999
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Note on Editions and Abbreviations
Introduction: The Practice of Writing
1. Working at Home
2. The Company of Secretaries
3. Wagering on Publication
4. The Art of Proofreading
5. The Montaigne Monopoly
6. Books and Careers: A Conclusion

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