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The Resource How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell

How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell

Label
How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : one question and twenty attempts at an answer
Title
How to live, or, a life of Montaigne
Title remainder
one question and twenty attempts at an answer
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Bakewell
Title variation
Life of Montaigne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How does one live? How does one do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Montaigne, perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them "essays," meaning "attempts" or "tries." Into them, he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne's honesty and charm still draw readers. This spirited biography relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored.--From publisher description
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bakewell, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 848.3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1643
LC item number
.B34 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Authors, French
Label
How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2010
  • "First softcover printing 2011"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-372) and index
Control code
ocn670096800
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Other Press ed.
Extent
ix, 399 p.
Isbn
9781590514832
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010026896
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)670096800
Label
How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2010
  • "First softcover printing 2011"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-372) and index
Control code
ocn670096800
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Other Press ed.
Extent
ix, 399 p.
Isbn
9781590514832
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010026896
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)670096800

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