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By (author) Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Introduction by M. A. Screech
Edited by M. A. Screech
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Essays by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Book DescriptionTo overcome a crisis of melancholy after the death of his father, Montaigne withdrew to his country estates and began to write, and in the highly original essays that resulted he discussed themes such as fathers and children, conscience and cowardice, coaches and cannibals, and, above all, himself. "On Some Lines of Virgil" opens out into a frank discussion of sexuality and makes a revolutionary case for the equality of the sexes. In "On Experience" he superbly propounds his thoughts on the right way to live, while other essays touch on issues of an age struggling with religious and intellectual strife, with France torn apart by civil war. These diverse subjects are united by Montaigne's distinctive voice - that of a tolerant man, sceptical, humane, often humorous and utterly honest in his pursuit of the truth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140446029
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing, Paperback (February 2015)
Offers a selection of essays from a master of the genre exploring the contradictions inherent to human thought, words and actions.
Shakespeare's Montaigne, Paperback (June 2014)
This new edition of this seminal work, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Peter G. Platt, features an adroitly modernized text, an essay in which Greenblatt discusses both the resemblances and real tensions between Montaigne's and Shakespeare's visions of the world, and Platt's introduction to the life and times of the extraordinary Florio.
Essays, Hardback (November 2013)
Contains all of author's idiosyncratic and writings on subjects as varied as the virtues of solitude, the power of the imagination, the pleasures of reading, the importance of sleep and why we sometimes laugh and cry at the same things.
Five Essays, Paperback (January 2013)» View all books by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Originally published in 1922, this volume contains five of John Florio's renowned English translations of Montaigne's essays.
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Author Biography - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Born in 1533, Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586. Dr M.A. Screech is regarded as the world's greatest authority on Montaigne.
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