Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

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University of Chicago Press, 1.11.2007 - 208 sivua
During her lifetime, the gifted writer Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645) was celebrated as one of the "seventy most famous women of all time" in Jean de la Forge's Circle of Learned Women (1663). The adopted daughter of Montaigne, as well as his editor, Gournay was a major literary force and a pioneering feminist voice during a tumultuous period in France.

This volume presents translations of four of Gournay's works that address feminist issues. Two of these appear here in English for the first time—The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaigne and The Apology for the Woman Writing. One of the first modern psychological novels, the best-selling Promenade was also the first to explore female sexual feeling. With the autobiographical Apology, Gournay defended every aspect of her life, from her moral conduct to her household management. The book also includes Gournay's last revisions (1641) of her two best-known feminist treatises, The Equality of Men and Women and The Ladies' Complaint. The editors provide a general overview of Gournay's career, as well as individual introductions and extensive annotations for each work.

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Marie le Jars de Gournay 15651645
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The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaigne 1594
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The Printer to the Reader
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The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaignefor Himself
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The Equality of Men and Women 1641
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The Equality ofMen and Women
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The Ladies Complaint 1641
97
Apology for the Woman Writing 1641
107
Bibliography
155
Index
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Sivu xii - Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Sivu xii - But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God
Sivu 42 - ... uritur infelix Dido totaque vagatur urbe furens, qualis coniecta cerva sagitta, quam procul incautam nemora inter Cresia fixit 70 pastor agens telis liquitque volatile ferrum nescius : ilia fuga silvas saltusque peragrat Dictaeos ; haeret lateri letalis harundo.
Sivu 37 - Ille mi par esse deo videtur, ille, si fas est, superare |divos, qui sedens adversus identidem te spectat et audit dulce ridentem, misero quod omnis eripit sensus mihi: nam simul te, Lesbia, aspexi, nihil est super mi vocis in ore.
Sivu 55 - Behold, this have I found, saith the Preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account: which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

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Richard Hillman is a professor of English at the Université François-Rabelais in Tours, France. His previous books include Self-Speaking in Medieval and Early Modern English Drama.

Colette Quesnel is affiliated with the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is the author of Mourir de rire d'après et avec Rabelais. Together they translated and edited Preface to the Essays of Michel de Montaigne by His Adoptive Daughter, Marie le Jars de Gournay.

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