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Apology for the Woman Writing free pdf Marie de Gournay was eighteen when she read, and was overwhelmed by, the essays of the French philosopher Montaigne. She had to be revived with hellebore. When she finally met Montaigne, she stabbed herself with a hairpin until the blood ran in order to show her devotion. He made her his adopted daughter for the two months they knew each other. He died four years later, after which, though scorned by intellectuals, she became his editor. Jenny Diski engages with this passionate and confused relationship between 'father and daughter', old writer/young acolyte, possible lovers, using both their voices. Much of their story is about absence of the people they love. In Jenny Diski's hands it becomes a fascinating tale.

About Jenny Diski

Jenny Diski is the author of nine novels including ONLY HUMAN and three memoirs: SKATING TO ANTARTICA, STRANGER ON A TRAIN and ON TRYING TO KEEP STILL. She lives in Cambridge.

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Author : Jenny Diski
Publisher : Virago Press Ltd
Data Published : 06 August 2009
ISBN : 1844083861
EAN : 9781844083862
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . Marie de Gournay was eighteen when she read, and was overwhelmed by, the essays of the French philosopher Montaigne. She had to be revived with hellebore. When she finally met Montaigne, she stabbed