Despite his skepticism, Montaigne realized that the intellectual horizon of his day was full of exciting new developments. His essays reflect many interests, plus a refreshing honesty about the frailties of human nature. Montaigne writes about vanity, the value of friendship. "That to Study Philosophy Is to Learn to Die," and a host of other topics.
Filled with insights and keen observations that have inspired later writers as diverse as William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Gustave Flaubert, Virginia Woolf, and Roland Barthes, the ESSAYS of Montaigne should be on the essential reading list of every student, scholar, and book lover....Continua
This is a wonderful book that I open at any time and always has a good advice for me. It is as a good friend that will always welcome you in to his house and talk about interesting things on demand.