How To Live
Paperback $27.99 - Random House UK
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 1/Mar/2011 - ISBN: 9780099485155
How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thoughts and experiences. Into these essays he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, events in the appalling civil wars raging around him. He was possibly a blogger. Bakewell is an enthusiastic biographer of Montaigne and her insightful and engaging book explains how, after 400 years his writing is pertinent to our questions and concerns.
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