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The Resource How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell, (electronic resource eBook)

How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell, (electronic resource eBook)

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How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
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How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
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Sarah Bakewell
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Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
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eng
Summary
How does one live? How does one do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Montaigne, perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them "essays," meaning "attempts" or "tries." Into them, he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne's honesty and charm still draw readers. This spirited biography relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored
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Examines the essays of Michel de Montaigne that explored the search for the meaning of life, and profiles the philosopher using the questions he posed and the answers he explored
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2010.
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Bakewell, Sarah
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  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Authors, French
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adult
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How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell, (electronic resource eBook)
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9781590514269
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How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C6A3E746-7D7F-4FF7-A8B7-128B8046300C
Publication
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Title from eBook information screen
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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electronic
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9781590514269
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • bc
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