Terrific book, n'est-ce pas? Terrific photo too.
I want to know more, when you have finished it.
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.
It looks very interesting. I'll look forward to your comments on it.
Bakewell. Perfect name for a writer. The subtitle does make you want to open the book ...
A wave to pant beneath thy power, and share The impulse of thy strength, only less free Than thou, O uncontrollable!We can wait :-)
Let us know how was it!
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?
Thanks for the recommendation; I read Montaigne in college and would like to look into his work again.
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.
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