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a great introduction to Montaigne, which wears its learning lightly. As Ms. Bakewell would be the first to point out, she has her own reading of Montaigne. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr. John G. Vernon
A biography of literature's first essayist organized around twenty-one answers to the question: How to Live? Read morePublished 4 months ago by clahain
The collections of Essays written by the Frenchman Michel de Montaigne in the latter years of the 16th Century have long enthralled and entertained readers. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Douglas Kemp
This is an outstanding recording and biography of Montaigne. Bakewell isolates particular themes and questions in his Renaissance thinking that resonate with contemporary readers... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dodge City
Sarah Bakewell writes beautifully, with wit and humour. This is the most refreshing book I have read in years. Highly recommended.Published 12 months ago by MKL