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Complete Essays of Montaigne
Complete Essays of Montaigne | Michel Montaigne
This new translation of Montaigne's immortal "Essays" received great acclaim when it was first published in "The Complete Works of Montaigne" in the 1957 edition. "The New York Times" said, "It is a matter for rejoicing that we now have available a new translation that offers definite advantages over even the best of its predecessors," and "The New Republic" stated that this edition gives "a more adequate idea of Montaigne's manner, his straight and unpretentious style, than any of the half-dozen previous English translations." In his "Essays" Montaigne warns us from the outset that he has set himself "no gal but a domestic and private one"; yet he is one author whose modernity and universality have been acclaimed by each age since he wrote. Probing into his emotions, attitudes, and behavior, Montaigne reveals to us much about ourselves. As new editions of the "Essays" were published during his lifetime, Montaigne interpolated many new passagesoften of considerable length. This volume indicates the strata of composition, so that the reader may follow the development of Montaigne's thought over the years. The detailed index provides a convenient means of locating the many famous passages that occur throughout the work. "
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LaylaMazar
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"To begin depriving death of its greatest advantage over us, let us adopt a way clean contrary to that common one; let us deprive death of its strangeness, let us frequent it, let us get used to it; let us have nothing more often in mind than death... We do not know where death awaits us: so let us wait for it everywhere."
"To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave."

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Faibka
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“Fortune does us neither good nor harm; she only offers us the material and the seed of them, which our soul, more powerful than she, turns and applies as it pleases, sole cause and mistress of its happy or unhappy condition.”

@Daisey thank you so much for the delicious tea!

Tamra Love this collection - going to dip in & out long after I finish up my summer course. 😄 5mo
Faibka @Tamra I‘m loving it! Are you doing a course on it? There‘s so much deep and yet practical wisdom in what I‘ve read so far. Like in other section, I found myself thinking I can‘t believe I‘m getting some very reasonable financial advice from a guy who lived 500 years ago! Lol 5mo
Tamra @Faibka I‘m taking a Renaissance Lit course and we covered several of his essays. I‘m writing my research paper on his relative human/animal status from Apology for Raymond Sebond. 😸 5mo
Daisey So glad to hear you enjoyed it! 5mo
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Tamra
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Strange combo this morning: Tom Yum soup & “Of Wearing Clothes” by Montaigne. 😏

I have to say, I‘m enjoying Montaigne‘s musings.

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Tamra
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This essay “ Of Books” isn‘t assigned, but which one of us wouldn‘t open to it immediately? I will have to mark and come back to it!

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Tamra
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My reading buddy this morning. I‘m venturing into Montaigne this week for my class. I‘m sure I‘ll enjoy him better than Machiavelli. 🤞🏾🐝

Kappadeemom So pretty!!💜 6mo
megnews Beautiful 6mo
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Faibka
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On my bucket list, for years I‘ve wanted to get to this book and recently I found this beautiful French edition so my challenge will be to try to read them in the original language as much as a can, aided by the English translation. It will probably take me a year or more but I‘m in no hurry to enjoy each paragraph of this author that has inspired so many great thinkers.
Do you have a book you‘ve always wanted to read and haven‘t got to yet?

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nomierosie
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Went to this very cute bookshop/cafe in London yesterday #books #cafe #london

jhod Thanks for posting, I googled to find out where if was and it's only a few tube stops from my house - will be trying it out very soon! 2y
nomierosie @jhod I can recommend their sandwiches! They do lots of cool events as well 2y
jhod :-) 2y
Elisa This is so awesome! I‘m looking this up and marking it as to-do for my next London trip 🇬🇧 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I just finished a book last week where the author quoted du Montaigne many times. So, this seemed fitting for today‘s #tolerance prompt. Despite the heavy topic, I went with some lighthearted graphics for the idea of barbarous people. #pirates #quotsynov17

kim.guernsey That quote is pretty amazing. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kim.guernsey Thanks. I thought so too! 2y
SauerPatch Was it A Gentleman in Moscow? I'd never have recognized the Montaigne name if not for that book. 🙂 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @SauerPatch No it wasn‘t, although that‘s on my TBR. It was 2y
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jdtchicago
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He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.

LeahBergen I think I got that in a fortune cookie once. 😂 3y
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rflexing
DENEMELER | MONTAIGNE
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Kendinden söz etmeyi kötü görmek,yasak etmek âdet olmuştur;çünkü kendinden söz etmek her zaman kendini övmek gibi görünür;kendini övmekse herkesin zıddına gider.Ama kendinden söz etmeyi yasak etmek,çocuğun burnunu silecek yerde,burnunu koparmak olur.