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How to Live Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, perhaps the first recognizably modern individual. A nobleman, public official, and winegrower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them essays, meaning ?attempts? or ?tries.? He put whatev... more »