Selected Essays: with La Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

Selected Essays: with La Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

Étienne de La Boétie, Michel de Montaigne


"This new version of Montaigne's most vital essays is a wonderful success, one who effectively brings jointly in obtainable shape the paintings of 2 significant writers of Renaissance France. the interpretation through James B. Atkinson and David Sices is actual, transparent, readable, and conveys Montaigne's personable kind elegantly to fashionable readers of English. The notes are authoritative and discovered, yet by no means intrusive, and the creation fantastically locations Montaigne's paintings in context. No much less awesome is the inclusion of a chic English model of l. a. Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, that is either a key to figuring out a lot of Montaigne and an incredible piece of early sleek political idea. this can be now the default model of Montaigne in English." --Timothy Hampton, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, collage of California, Berkeley

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