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Riassunto: Brilliant, original, funny and moving — a vivid portrait of Montaigne, showing how his ideas gave birth to our modern sense of our inner selves, from Shakespeare's plays to the dilemmas we face today.
How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love — such questions arise in most people's lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honourable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?
This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them 'essays', meaning 'attempts' or 'tries'. Into them 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, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller, and over four hundred years later, Montaigne's honesty and charm still draw people to him. Readers come to him in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment — and in search of themselves.
This book, a spirited and singular biography (and the first full life 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. It traces his bizarre upbringing (made to speak only Latin), youthful career and sexual adventures, his travels, and his friendships with the scholar and poet Etienne de La Boétie and with his adopted 'daughter', Marie de Gournay. And as we read, we also meet his readers — who for centuries have found in Montaigne an inexhaustible source of answers to the haunting question, 'how to live?'
About the Author: SARAH BAKEWELL had a wandering childhood in Europe, Australia and England. After studying at the University of Essex, she was a curator of early printed books at the Wellcome Library before becoming a full-time writer, publishing her highly acclaimed biographies The Smart and The English Dane. She lives in London, where she teaches creative writing at City University and catalogues rare book collections for the National Trust.
Titolo: How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One ...
Casa editrice: Chatto & Windus
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007814119
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, London, England, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. This third printing, First Edition hardback was published by Chatto & Windus in 2010. All pages of text are at least 'Near Fine' but two snarled upper right corners reduce the book to a strong 'Very Good'. The book is bound in black binding paper on stiff boards; with black coloured endpapers. Spine titles are in gilt. The book has 387 numbered pages. There are a number of black and white illustrations printed within the text. The size of the book in inches is 8.8 x 6.1 and it weighs 0.70 kg. As with all our sales of books within the UK, we only ever charge a flat standard delivery cost of £3.35. Codice libro della libreria 003585
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0701178922 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN7.1983766
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2811949305
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020701178922
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110701178922
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0701178922 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1983766
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0701178922
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at An Answer. Codice libro della libreria SKU0441863