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The Fabulous Imagination: On Montaigne's Essays (review)

The Fabulous Imagination: On Montaigne's Essays (review) burgeoning e fi ld of Francophone postcolonial theory will have to expand its hori- zons to include contexts and productions that call into question more subterranean modes of colonization and international domination, oe ft ntimes hidden behind utopian doctrines of Marxist inspiration. u University of Washington o til ia Bara Boi Lawrence D. Kritzman, e F Th abulous Imagination: On Montaigne’s Essays New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, x + 227 pp. Quite simply put, e Th Fabulous Imagination is essential reading for any student or scholar of Montaigne’s essays. Lawrence D. Kritzman analyzes the imagination, one of the intellectual faculties most theorized by early modern philosophers, as the hinge that both connects this seemingly distant period to our own and allows these periods to move together (and apart) in various revelatory ways. He consistently balances a profound understanding of Montaigne’s essays with a broad and diverse knowledge of postmodern theory, in the process oe ff ring illuminating readings of these texts. e Th imagination both informs the constructions that Kritzman cri- tiques—gender, sexuality, social identity, friendship, political hierarchies, cultural notions of death, family, illness, the law—and allows the subject to create his own narrative space relative to these, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

The Fabulous Imagination: On Montaigne's Essays (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 35 – Jun 15, 2011

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Abstract

burgeoning e fi ld of Francophone postcolonial theory will have to expand its hori- zons to include contexts and productions that call into question more subterranean modes of colonization and international domination, oe ft ntimes hidden behind utopian doctrines of Marxist inspiration. u University of Washington o til ia Bara Boi Lawrence D. Kritzman, e F Th abulous Imagination: On Montaigne’s Essays New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, x + 227 pp. Quite simply put, e Th Fabulous Imagination is essential reading for any student or scholar of Montaigne’s essays. Lawrence D. Kritzman analyzes the imagination, one of the intellectual faculties most theorized by early modern philosophers, as the hinge that both connects this seemingly distant period to our own and allows these periods to move together (and apart) in various revelatory ways. He consistently balances a profound understanding of Montaigne’s essays with a broad and diverse knowledge of postmodern theory, in the process oe ff ring illuminating readings of these texts. e Th imagination both informs the constructions that Kritzman cri- tiques—gender, sexuality, social identity, friendship, political hierarchies, cultural notions of death, family, illness, the law—and allows the subject to create his own narrative space relative to these,

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Published: Jun 15, 2011

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