How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

By | October 15, 2019
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer Author Sarah Bakewell
ISBN-10 1590514831
ISBN-13 9781590514832
Year 2011-09-20
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Other Press
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Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for BiographyHow to get along with people how to deal with violence how to adjust to losing someone you lovesuch questions arise in most peoples lives They are all versions of a bigger question How do you live This question obsessed Renaissance writers none more than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne considered by many to be the first truly modern individual He wrote free roaming explorations of his thoughts and experience unlike anything written before More than four hundred years later Montaignes honesty and charm still draw people to him Readers come to him in search of companionship wisdom and entertainment and in search of themselves Just as they will to this spirited and singular biography

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