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Shakespeare's Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays

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An NYRB Classics Original Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne's best reader--a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne's ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare's kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne--though how extensively remains a matter of debate--and that the translation he read him in was that of John Florio, a fascinating polymath, man-about-town, and dazzlingly inventive writer himself ...

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Shakespeare's Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays
2014, New York Review of Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9781590177228

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