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Montaigne: A Life

by Philippe Desan,
Tulsa World, January 22, 2017

Published more than 500 years ago, Michel de Montaigne’s “Essais” (translated as “Attempts”) remains a classic of Western philosophy and literature. These days, “Essays” is acclaimed not only for its insights on a wide array of topics but also for its remarkably modern reliance on the subjective judgment of the author (who famously proclaimed, “I am myself the matter of my book”).

 

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