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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571234585
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571234585
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Excellent . . . Montaigne celebrates life in all its glorious messiness, while reminding us that nothing matters more than human connectedness and kindness to people and animals. An endlessly digressive writer, Montaigne is as much raconteur as moralist, and his book offers some of the best after-dinner conversation in the world . . . You can never be sure what this French humanist will say next . . . Frampton approaches Montaigne from unexpected tangents . . . Where [he] excels is in his sharply intelligent and sharply phrased insights . . . [An] elegant work."
--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

'Passionately written and bursting with anecdotes, the book does an excellent job of bringing its subject and his historical context to life.' --Sunday Times

'A classy, astute and readable biography.' --Evening Standard

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A funny, warm and accessible work of popular philosophy based on the works of a great Renaissance writer

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Red Wine on 28 April 2011
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Never really knew much about this 16th century philosopher before reading this and glad I did. He's an interesting and humane character who was the first I believe to write in essay format even though he never intentionally set out to break new ground in this respect. This book tells you about Montaigne and the content of some of his essays and for me was a thoroughly enjoyable read and an incentive to read more about him and his works.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Moore on 19 July 2012
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As a relative newcomer to Montaigne (I have read some of the essays), this book proved a welcome and accessible biography of the great man. By its clever selection of extracts from the essays themselves, it has also sent me back to read more of them.

Saul Frampton's unconditional admiration for M de M shines throughout - and he writes beautifully. I was interested; now I'm a disciple!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim TOP 100 REVIEWER on 11 Feb. 2011
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It's ironic that nothing is heard of about Michel de Montaigne for years and then three books come along virtually at once. By far the best is Sarah Bakewell's How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer but this one comes along as a close second, only because it is not as in depth as Ms Bakewell's effort. It is more of a true biography as it treats the famous essays much more lightly concentrating more on Montaigne's life and times. In all honesty this book doesn't offer much that you won't find in How to live a life, but would serve as a useful primer for that book. Still highly recommended though
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. H. Bretts VINE VOICE on 18 Feb. 2012
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Saul Frampton has written a thoroughly enjoyable book about the 16th century essayist Montaigne. It wears its evident research and scholarship extremely lightly, while covering a vast amount of ground - biography, social history, religion and philosophy - with wine-making, neuroscience and foreign travel along the way. He argues that while Montaigne may have started out as a stoic, his vision of life became much richer and nuanced. Highly recommended.
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I had read some two thirds of the essays when my husband bought this book. It has illuminated the essays for me so profoundly that I think it stands in it's own right as a presentation of Montaigne ,his historical context ,his ideas and observations and how to live now in the 21st century. Read it . Everyone should!
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