Sanda Badescu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.2008 0-7734-4886-1
Shows how Montaigne, in his Essays
and Travel Journal
, and Madame de Sévigné in her Correspondence
live the tension between two contradictory and complementary inclinations of human nature: on the one hand, opening towards another, communication with a loved one, and, on the other hand, withdrawal, reflection, and distress.