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When I am playing with my cat, how do I know she is not playing with me? : Montaigne and being in touch with life

Author: Saul Frampton
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Saul Frampton offers a celebration of perhaps the most enjoyable and yet profound of all Renaissance writers, Michel de Montaigne, whose essays went on to have a huge impact on figures as diverse as Shakespeare, Emerson, and Orson Welles, and whose thoughts, even today, offer a guide and unprecedented insight into the simple matter of being alive.
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Named Person: Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Frampton
ISBN: 9780375424717 0375424717
OCLC Number: 644663381
Description: 300 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Waking to the sound of a spinet --
Because it was him, because it was me --
To jump or duck at the bang of an arquebus --
To philosophize is to learn to die --
Que sçais-je? --
What do I know? --
When I am playing with my cat, how do I know she is not playing with me? --
To rub and polish our brains with others --
The philosopher's stone --
The exercises of Venus --
The touch of a familiar hand --
A dog, a horse, a book , a glass --
Of experience.
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Saul Frampton offers a celebration of perhaps the most enjoyable and yet profound of all Renaissance writers, Michel de Montaigne, whose essays went on to have a huge impact on figures as diverse as Shakespeare, Emerson, and Orson Welles, and whose thoughts, even today, offer a guide and unprecedented insight into the simple matter of being alive.

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