Sunday, February 13, 2011

Becalmed


Please come back later.

11 comments:

Jean said...

Terrific book, n'est-ce pas? Terrific photo too.

herhimnbryn said...

I want to know more, when you have finished it.

Fire Bird said...

happy reading

Plutarch said...

I've been reading Montaigne more carefully than ever since finishing this book. M calls out to us across the centuries always with humour and common sense. He has the gift of making you feel comfortable with what he says and how you react to it. Sarah Bakewell as done him and us a great service.

Catalyst said...

It looks very interesting. I'll look forward to your comments on it.

Rouchswalwe said...

Bakewell. Perfect name for a writer. The subtitle does make you want to open the book ...

Dale said...

A wave to pant beneath thy power, and share

The impulse of thy strength, only less free
Than thou, O uncontrollable!


We can wait :-)

HLiza said...

Let us know how was it!

Bee said...

Gray is a soothing colour to look at on your blog . . . but stormy and bleak to look at from the window of my little study.

I wonder if this book can give me a reason to get out of bed in the morning; or perhaps, to explain David Cameron's Big Society?

HKatz said...

Thanks for the recommendation; I read Montaigne in college and would like to look into his work again.

Sheila said...

How interesting. I'd not heard of that book till last week when a friend told me she was reading it, and I saw it on her kitchen table; and now I'm seeing it here. Funny how things happen.