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Montaigne

Author: Stefan Zweig; William Stone
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an emigre - driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism - when he found, in a damp cellar, a copy of Michel de Montaigne's Essais. Montaigne would become Zweig's last great occupation, helping him make sense of his own life and his obsessions-with personal freedom, with the sanctity of the individual.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michel de Montaigne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Zweig; William Stone
ISBN: 1782271031 9781782271031
OCLC Number: 1020022148
Notes: Originaltitel: Europäisches Erbe (English)
Description: 153 pages : portrait ; 17 cm
Responsibility: Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone
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He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an emigre - driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism - when he found, in a damp cellar, a copy of Michel de Montaigne's Essais. Montaigne would become Zweig's last great occupation, helping him make sense of his own life and his obsessions-with personal freedom, with the sanctity of the individual. Through his writings on suicide, he would also, finally, lead Zweig to his death. With the intense psychological acuity and elegant prose so characteristic of Zweig's fiction, this account of Montaigne's life asks how we ought to think, and how to live. It is an intense and wonderful insight into both subject and biographer

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Zweig's accumulated historical and cultural studies remain a body of achievement almost too impressive to take in -- Clive James Stefan Zweig's time of oblivion isover for good... it's good to have Read more...

 
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