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How to live : a life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer

Author: Sarah Bakewell
Publisher: Bath : Windsor, 2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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"How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? This question obsessed [French] Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, whose free-roaming explorations of his own thought and experience were 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne; Michel de Montaigne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Bakewell
ISBN: 9781445858708 1445858703 9781445858715 1445858711
OCLC Number: 754168567
Notes: Standard print ed. originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2010.
Description: 485 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Q. How to live? Michel de Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer --
1. Q. How to live? A. Don't worry about death (Hanging by the tip of his lips) --
2. Q. How to live? A. Pay attention (Starting to write ; Stream of consciousness) --
3. Q. How to live? A. Be born (Micheau ; The experiment) --
4. Q. How to live? A. Read a lot, forgrt most of what you read, and be slow-witted (Reading ; Montaigne the slow and forgetful ; The young Montaigne in troubled times) --
5. Q. How to live? A. Survive love and loss (La Boétie: love and tyranny ; La Boétie: death and mourning) --
6. Q. How to live? A. Use little tricks (Little tricks and the art of living ; Montaigne in slavery) --
7. Q. How to live? A. Question everyting (All I know is that I know nothing, and I'm not even sure about that ; Animals and demons ; A prodigious seduction machine) --
8. Q. How to live? A. Keep a private room behind the shop (Going to it with only one buttock ; Practical responsibilities) --
9. Q. How to live? A. Be convivial: live with others (A gay and sociable wisdom ; Openness, mercy and cruelty) --
10. Q. How to live? A. Wake from the sleep of habit (It all depends on your point of view ; Noble savages) --
11. Q. How to live? A. Live temperately (Raising and lowering the temperature) --
12. Q. How to live? A. Guard your humanity (Terror ; Hero) --
Q. How to live? A. Do something no one has done before (Baroque bestseller) --
14. Q. How to live? A. See the world (Travels) --
15. Q. How to live? A. Do a good job, but not too good a job (Mayor ; Moral objections ; Missions and assassinations) --
16. Q. How to live? A. Philosophise only by acident (Fifteen Englishmen and an Irishman) --
17. Q. How to live? A. Reflect on everything; regret nothing (Je ne regrette rien) --
18. Q. How to live? A. Give up control (Daughter and disciple ; The editing wars ; Montaigne remixed and embabooned) --
19. Q. How to live? A. Be ordinary and imperfect (Be ordinary ; Be imperfect) --
20. Q. How to live? A. Let life be its own answer (Not the end).
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"How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? This question obsessed [French] Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, whose free-roaming explorations of his own thought and experience were 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 yers later, readers still come to [Montaigne] in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment - and in search of themselves."-- Publisher description.

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