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Apology for the Woman Writing

by Jenny Diski

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I really wanted to like this - a book by Jenny Diski about Montaigne - but despite a promising start, I found it to be ultimately repetitive and grim, grim grim.....
  Twitcher | Dec 23, 2009 |
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There her mistress lies in the bed, gasping like a fish.
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Marie de Gournay was 18 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 blood ran in order to show her devotion.… (more)

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