Essays

Essays

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by Michel de Montaigne
     
 

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Considered the inventor of the essay itself, Michel de Montaigne published Essays (Essais, literally "Attempts") in 1850. Known for his skill at merging serious intellectual debate with personal anecdotes, his vast work collects together some of the most influential essays the world has ever seen, shaping the thoughts Blaise Pascal, René Descartes,

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Considered the inventor of the essay itself, Michel de Montaigne published Essays (Essais, literally "Attempts") in 1850. Known for his skill at merging serious intellectual debate with personal anecdotes, his vast work collects together some of the most influential essays the world has ever seen, shaping the thoughts Blaise Pascal, René Descartes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Stefan Zweig, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Isaac Asimov among others. Montaigne stated that his aim in writing these works was to describe humankind, including himself, with complete frankness.

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ISBN-13:
9781775415862
Publisher:
The Floating Press
Publication date:
06/01/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
342,535
File size:
1 MB

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Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592) was one of the most influential figures of the French Renaissance. He studied law and retired from public life at the age of thirty-eight to devote himself to reading, reflection, and composing the . He is credited with inventing the genre of the essay.

M. A. Screech is an emeritus fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is recognized as a world authority on the Renaissance and was inducted into the French Legion of Honor for his translation of Montaigne’s ˆ.

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Essays 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
JonahW More than 1 year ago
The page for this book says it is John M. Cohen's translation, but the NOOK edition (for which I paid $2.99) is Charles Cotton's translation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you buy this publication of Montaigne's Essays you will not be disappointed: a joy to behold.
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Dipps his head d goe there.
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