[Reading] ➿ Essais By Michel de Montaigne – E17streets4all.co.uk Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete Es Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete Essays is translated from the French and edited with an introduction and notes by MA ScreechIn Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure reading and reflection There he wrote his constantly expanding 'assays' inspired by the ideas he found in books contained in his library and from his own experience He discusses subjects as diverse as war horses and cannibals poetry and politics sex and religion love and friendship ecstasy and experience But above all Montaigne studied himself as a way of drawing out his own inner nature and that of men and women in general The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readersWith its extensive introduction and notes MA Screech's edition of Montaigne is widely regarded as the most distinguished of recent times.
Michel Eyuem de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais translated literally as Attempts contains to this day some of the most widely.
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