Michel de Montaigne | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 39 pages of analysis & critique of Michel de Montaigne.
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SOURCE: Brody, Jules. “Montaigne: Philosophy, Philology, Literature.” Philosophy and Literature 22, no. 1 (April 1998): 83-107.

In the following essay, Brody subjects Montaigne's work to a philological analysis, praising the writer for his brilliance and his highly original style.

A philosopher is, after all, only one special kind of writer, to whom the same procedure may be applied, which is so often used by critics of “literature” […] To think with words and in words is a procedure as old as human philosophy.1

You need not spend much time in the miserable business of writing to find out just how beguiling and treacherous words can be. One of the dumbest people I have ever met was the man who told me in response to my question about the progress of his work: “Oh, I've finished the research, all I have to do now is write it up.” As if writing—anything, even...

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