Those Soul Mates: Virginia Woolf and Michel de Montaigne

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748636754
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651962 | DOI:
Those Soul Mates: Virginia Woolf and Michel de Montaigne

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This chapter uses notes, diary entries, essays, letters and Woolf's novel/essay The Pargiters to study her lifelong relationship with Montaigne. It explores the politics of the ‘essayistic’ mode of expression and other close intertextual readings of essays by Woolf and Montaigne.

Keywords: essayistic mode; intertextual readings; Pargiters; Woolf–Montaigne relationship

Chapter.  10319 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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