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Author Bakewell, Sarah

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

Publ Info New York : Other Press, [2010]
2010
Edition Other Press edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCE Main Collection  PQ1643 .B34 2010b    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Prov.  PQ1643 .B34 2010    AVAILABLE
 RIC  PQ1643 .B34 2010b    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PQ1643 .B34 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 389 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2010
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-372) and index
Contents 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 Boetie : love and tyranny ; La Boetie : death and mourning -- 6. Q. How to live? A. Use little tricks A. 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 bestseller -- 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. Philosophise 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
Note National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2010
LC subject Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592
Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592 -- Philosophy
Authors, French -- 16th century -- Biography
Alt Title Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
ISBN 9781590514252
1590514254
9781590514269 (ebook)
1590514262 (ebook)