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How to Read Montaigne
How to Read Montaigne
by Terence Cave
Edition: Paperback

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terence Cave's useful short introduction to Montaigne, 4 Oct. 2009
This review is from: How to Read Montaigne (Paperback)
This is an elegant, lucid introduction to Montaigne. It is as rewarding as a short book of this sort can be.

It's very unfortunate that it should have gone out of print so quickly. (Funny that the prices, even for used copies, seem to have risen far above the initial offer, so it seems to be a good investment as well!)

Please reprint, and quickly.


The Complete Works: Essays, Travel Journal, Letters (Everyman's Library Classics)
The Complete Works: Essays, Travel Journal, Letters (Everyman's Library Classics)
by Michel De Montaigne
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.40

52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent translation, 14 Jan. 2009
This review is intended as a counterbalance to the featured 2-star one, as it seems to me that this edition is unfairly disparaged by that earlier reviewer simply because it contains American spellings. Montaigne pleads for tolerance: `every man calls barbarous anything he is not accustomed to; it is indeed the case that we have no other criterion of truth or right-reason than the example and form of the opinion and customs of our own country' (*Essays*, I, 31). Both this translation and Michael Screech's are superlative and would be excellent choices. Buy them both!
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