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

ISBN-10: 0226305260

ISBN-13: 9780226305264

ISBN-10: 0226305554

ISBN-13: 9780226305554

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ISBN-13: 9780226305561

During her lifetime, the talented author Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645) was once celebrated as one of many "seventy most famed girls of all time" in Jean de l. a. Forge's Circle of realized Women (1663). The followed daughter of Montaigne, in addition to his editor, Gournay was once an enormous 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 handle feminist matters. of those seem the following in English for the 1st time—The prom of Monsieur de Montaigne and The Apology for the girl Writing. one of many first smooth mental novels, the best-selling Promenade used to be additionally the 1st to discover woman sexual feeling. With the autobiographical Apology, Gournay defended each element of her lifestyles, from her ethical behavior to her loved ones administration. The ebook additionally comprises Gournay's final revisions (1641) of her best-known feminist treatises, The Equality of guys and Women and The women' Complaint. The editors offer a normal assessment of Gournay's occupation, in addition to person introductions and huge annotations for every work.

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For while she liked to envisage herself, in terms redolent of Neoplatonic idealism, as a collaborator in a noble human enterprise, she was also, at a practical level, a fierce and irascible competitor. Even in a volume devoted to recording the other voice, it seems important to conclude this survey by returning to Gournay’s major contribution in a field that is not directly gender-related. The essence of her attraction to letters was her love of language, hence of poetry, where she considered language to be most richly developed and deployed.

In fact, the “revision” was her own work (and not particularly distinguished at that). In more substantial ways, and from our primary perspective today, the 5. See Ilsley, A Daughter of the Renaissance, 114–21, who also gives the known facts surrounding Gournay’s apparent foreknowledge of the assassination and attempt to alert the king. 9 10 Introduction to Gournay 1620s, as she approached and entered her sixties, were Gournay’s most fruitful period. There is a sense that, while fully retaining her intellectual vigor and commitment, she was determined to begin shaping a conclusion to her career.

24. 14. See the series editors’ introduction, above, xiii and xvi–xvii, for a general view of the relation and significance of these works. 13 14 Introduction to Gournay it as an example of freedom in the use of language (Preface, 41), but it does not figure in her explicitly feminist arguments. 15 On the other hand, Gournay does, in the Equality, include Boccaccio in a list of writers “thoroughly opposed to the disdainers of the female sex and . . partisans of its advantages, aptitude, and readiness for all praiseworthy functions and practices and for great undertakings” (see below, 83).

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