This seminal book examines the interaction of literary practice and theory in 16th-century France in the context of the great Renaissance writers, Erasmus, Rabelais, Ronsard, and Montaigne.
"A book that shouyld appeal not only to Renaissance scholars...but also to those with a general interest in problems of writing, who will discover the pleasure and richness of Renaissance theory."--Jonathan Culler, Modern Philology
"A major event...will fundamentally alter studies of Renaissance texts for years to come."--John D. Lyons, Diacritics
"A cornucopia from which a wide variety of fellow scholars and critics will draw nourishment and strength."--Malcolm Dowie, Literary Review Dow