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Antoine Compagnon

Antoine Compagnon

Antoine Compagnon is a Professor of French Literature at Collège de France, Paris, and the Blanche W. Knopf Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York.

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  • “…It is good to remember that men and women found comfort, understanding, and familiarity in books for centuries in the western world.”
    — Lithub, Jun 27 2019
  • An excerpt from A Summer with Montaigne by Antoine Compagnon. Michel de Montaigne is best imagined on horseback; firstly, because that was how he traveled around his own lands and between his estate and Bordeaux, as well as elsewhere in France—to Paris, Rouen,...
    — The Paris Review, May 24 2019
  • Agreeably useful reading in any season; as Compagnon quotes from Montaigne’s concluding essay, “Aesop, that great man, saw his master piss as he walked: ‘What then,’ said he, ‘must we drop as we run?’ Let us manage our time; there yet remains a great deal idle and...
    — Library Journal, May 9 2019

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