[EPUB] ✸ How to Live or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer By Sarah Bakewell – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk

How to Live or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer Winner Of The 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award For BiographyHow To Get Along With People, How To Deal With Violence, How To Adjust To Losing Someone You Love Such Questions Arise In Most People S Lives They Are All Versions Of A Bigger Question How Do You Live How Do You Do The Good Or Honorable Thing, While Flourishing And Feeling Happy This Question Obsessed Renaissance Writers, None Than Michel Eyquem De Monatigne, Perhaps The First Truly Modern Individual A Nobleman, Public Official And Wine Grower, He Wrote Free Roaming Explorations Of His Thought And Experience, Unlike Anything Written Before He Called Them Essays, Meaning Attempts Or Tries Into Them, He Put Whatever Was In His Head His Tastes In Wine And Food, His Childhood Memories, The Way His Dog S Ears Twitched When It Was Dreaming, As Well As The Appalling Events Of The Religious Civil Wars Raging Around Him The Essays Was An Instant Bestseller And, Over Four Hundred Years Later, Montaigne S Honesty And Charm Still Draw People To Him Readers Come In Search Of Companionship, Wisdom And Entertainment And In Search Of Themselves.This Book, A Spirited And Singular Biography, Relates The Story Of His Life By Way Of The Questions He Posed And The Answers He Explored It Traces His Bizarre Upbringing, Youthful Career And Sexual Adventures, His Travels, And His Friendships With The Scholar And Poet Tienne De La Bo Tie And With His Adopted Daughter, Marie De Gournay And We Also Meet His Readers Who For Centuries Have Found In Montaigne An Inexhaustible Source Of Answers To The Haunting Question, How To Live