Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form

Shaping the Essay

  • Deborah N. Losse

About this book


The first book-length study to trace the origins of the essay to the conte, Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form puts the reader in touch with how unstable times and exceptional artistic insights transform one genre to create a new artistic form.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah N. Losse
    • 1
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45788-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32083-4
  • About this book