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How to live, or, a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer / Sarah Bakewell.

Bakewell, Sarah (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 848.3 BAKE 2011 (Text) 33892002476456 Main Collection Book None 01/31/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781590514832
  • ISBN: 1590514831
  • Physical Description: xi, 399 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Other Press edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Other Press, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2010.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Q. How to live? Michel de Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer -- 1. Q. How to live? A. Don't worry about death ; Hanging by the tip of his lips -- 2. Q. How to live? A. Pay attention ; Starting to write ; Stream of consciousness -- 3. Q. How to live? A. Be born ; Micheau ; The experiment -- 4. Q. How to live? A. Read a lot, forget most of what you read, and be slow-witted ; Reading ; Montaigne the slow and forgetful ; The young Montaigne in troubled times -- 5. Q. How to live? A. Survive love and loss ; La Boétie : love and tyranny ; La Boétie : death and mourning -- 6. Q. How to live? A. Use little tricks ; Little tricks and the art of living ; Montaigne in slavery -- 7. Q. How to live? A. Question everything ; All I know is that I know nothing, and I'm not even sure about that ; Animals and demons ; A prodigious seduction machine -- 8. Q. How to live? A. Keep a private room behind the shop ; Going to it with only one buttock ; Practical responsibilities -- 9. Q. How to live? A. Be convivial, live with others ; A gay and sociable wisdom ; Openness, mercy and cruelty -- 10. Q. How to live? A. Wake from the sleep of habit ; It all depends on your point of view ; Noble savages -- 11. Q. How to live? A. Live temperately ; Raising and lowering the temperature -- 12. Q. How to live? A. Guard your humanity ; Terror ; Hero -- 13. Q. How to live? A. Do something no one has done before ; Baroque best seller -- 14. Q. How to live? A. See the world ; Travels -- 15. Q. How to live? A. Do a good job, but not too good a job ; Mayor ; Moral objections ; Missions and assassinations -- 16. Q. How to live? A. Philosophize only by accident ; Fifteen Englishmen and an Irishman -- 17. Q. How to live? A. Reflect on everything; regret nothing ; Je ne regrette rien -- 18. Q. How to live? A. Give up control ; Daughter and disciple ; The editing wars ; Montaigne remixed and embabooned -- 19. Q. How to live? A. Be ordinary and imperfect ; Be ordinary ; Be imperfect -- 20. Q. How to live? A. Let life be its own answer ; Not the end.
Awards Note:
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2010.
Subject: Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592.
Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592 > Philosophy.
Authors, French > 16th century > Biography

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