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How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer By Sarah Bakewell

How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
by Sarah Bakewell

The Essays was an instant bestseller, and over four hundred years later, readers still come to him in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment - and in search of themselves.
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How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer Summary


How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. Into these essays 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, events in the appalling civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller, and over four hundred years later, readers still come to him in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment - and in search of themselves. This first full biography of Montaigne in English for nearly fifty years relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored.

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Sku
GOR002469971
Title
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
400
ISBN 10
009948515X
ISBN 13
9780099485155
Prizes
Winner of Duff Cooper Memorial Prize 2010 Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2010
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