The Essays by Michel Montaigne, M. A. Screech | Audiobook | girl-with-a-pearl-earring.info
In Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'assays', inspired by the ideas he found in books contained in his library and from his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. But, above all, Montaigne studied himself as a way of drawing out his own inner nature and that of men and women in general.
In , after a career in the magistracy, Michel de Montaigne intended to retire from public life and began the reading and writing that were to develop into "essays" of his thought and opinions. These essays are collected in this volume. Read more Read less. No customer reviews. How are ratings calculated?
Yet Donald Frame has realized this feat. One does not seem to be reading a translation, so smooth and easy is the style; at each moment, one seems to be listening to Montaigne himself - the freshness of his ideas, the unexpected choice of words. Frame has kept everything.