A Summer With Montaigne: On The Art Of Living Well

byAntoine CompagnonTranslated byTina Kover

May 31, 2019|
A Summer With Montaigne: On The Art Of Living Well by Antoine Compagnon
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Michel de Montaigne embodies the Humanist ideal. Curious, measured, contemplative yet not unworldly, witty, free of prejudice, and urbane. But what does Montaigne have to tell us about how to think and live today? In forty short, erudite and lively chapters written over a single summer, Antoine Compagnon seeks answers to that question.

InA Summer with Montaigne, Compagnon invites his readers to join him as he strolls through Montaigne’s key contributions to our understanding of what is good and worthwhile in life. This engaging book, then, serves as both an introduction to Montaigne for readers unfamiliar with his work and a refresher for those who are already acquainted with his unique brilliance, vitality, and timeliness. Montaigne’sEssays deal with themes that remain relevant today, from the problems posed by religion, war, power and friendship to the absurdity of our fixations and peccadillos. As accompanies readers through theEssays, Compagnon never pontificates and is never austere, rather he approaches Montaigne with a sense of humor, admiration, and joy.

Antoine Compagnon is a Professor of French Literature at Collège de France, Paris, and the Blanche W. Knopf Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary degrees from King’s College London, HEC Paris, and the Univers...
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Title:A Summer With Montaigne: On The Art Of Living Well
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 7.06 X 4.68 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 7.06 X 4.68 X 0.45 in
Published:May 31, 2019
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609455309

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