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George Hoffmann

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.001.0001

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The Company of Secretaries

The Company of Secretaries

(p.39) 2. The Company of Secretaries
Montaigne's Career

George Hoffmann

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores Montaigne's relationship to his servants, and particularly to his secretaries, for the light this may shed on his decision to abandon his earlier prose style in favour of one that was more compatible with speech and with his avowed preference for speaking.

Keywords:   Montaigne, writing, publishing, Essays, servants, speech

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