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Les Essais - Michel de Montaigne
Les Essais
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9782253132721 (2253132721)
Publisher: Livre de Poche
Pages no: 853
Edition language: French
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 A French Aristocrat shares his personal opinions
Normally I would wait until I have finished a book to write a commentary, however this book is a lot different in that is contains a large collection of essays on a multiple of subjects. Secondly, I have not been reading this book continually, but rather picking it up, reading a few essays, and then...
Lisa (Harmony)
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5.0 Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essays (Penguin Classics)
Montaigne is known as the father of the essay for good reason--he coined the very word for them. An essai is french for attempt--which gives you a sense of Montaigne's style and intent. They're very conversational, as if he's thinking out loud. A little rambling, yes, in the way the conversation wit...
Reading Adler's List
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Few things are more humbling that watching exceptional men humble themselves. In his collection of essays, nearly 900 pages long, Montaigne reflects on all things from the greatness of Rome to smells. With unpretentious ease, he references the western classical historians and philosophers who prov...
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