By Marie le Jars de Gournay, Richard Hillman, Colette Quesnel

ISBN-10: 0226305260

ISBN-13: 9780226305264

ISBN-10: 0226305554

ISBN-13: 9780226305554

ISBN-10: 0226305562

ISBN-13: 9780226305561

In the course of her lifetime, the proficient author Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645) was once celebrated as one of many "seventy most famed ladies of all time" in Jean de los angeles Forge's Circle of discovered ladies (1663). The followed daughter of Montaigne, in addition to his editor, Gournay was once a tremendous literary strength and a pioneering feminist voice in the course of a tumultuous interval in France.This quantity offers translations of 4 of Gournay's works that deal with feminist matters. of those look right here in English for the 1st time—The prom of Monsieur de Montaigne and The Apology for the girl Writing. one of many first sleek mental novels, the best-selling prom used to be additionally the 1st to discover woman sexual feeling. With the autobiographical Apology, Gournay defended each element of her existence, from her ethical behavior to her family administration. The publication additionally contains Gournay's final revisions (1641) of her best-known feminist treatises, The Equality of fellows and girls and the women' criticism. The editors supply a normal evaluation of Gournay's profession, in addition to person introductions and wide annotations for every paintings.

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4. Taillemont, Discours, 270. 5 His belated recuperation of loyalty makes for a significant difference from the Leontin of Taillemont, who, though he comes to pay lip service to his guilt, never ceases to think of himself first and meets death at sea in an attempt to flee the wrath of his frustrated rival. The love-stricken Thracian Othalcus is less crude, more sympathetic, than his counterpart Sador, while his sister—and here Gournay pointedly refuses to endorse a simplistic distinction between admirable women and despicable men—is no longer the innocent friend of the heroine but blinded by her own passion for Leontin.

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Chicago, 1996), 27–29. It is especially pertinent to the case of Gournay that Agrippa strongly influenced Taillemont, whose work also lies behind hers. Introduction to Gournay consciously engages her subject as an anomalous woman—a woman scholar. Her secular references tend to be less anecdotal, more fully developed in relation to literary and philosophical sources. Her religious arguments, even while evincing greater devotional fervor, go well beyond the more usual biblical references to reveal an extensive and thoughtful acquaintance with the Old and New Testaments, as well as with the Church Fathers.

Marie le Jars de Gournay, Oeuvres complètes, ed. -C. Arnould, E. Berriot, C. -L. -C. Thomine, and V. -C. Arnould (Paris: Champion, 2002), in press. 28. Dezon-Jones in Fragments, ed. Dezon-Jones, 80; Domna C. Stanton, “Autogynography: The Case of Marie de Gournay’s Apologie pour celle qui escrit,” in Autobiography in French Literature, French Literature Series, vol. , 1985), 22. See also Domna C. Stanton, “Woman as Object and Subject of Exchange: Marie de Gournay’s Le Proumenoir (1594),” L’Esprit créateur 23, no.

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