How do you live a good, happy life? This question obsessed Renaissance writer Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, whose free-roaming style was unique at the time. Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, Sarah Bakewell explores Montaigne’s life through the questions he posed and answers he found. Amazon offers to get this book (How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer) just for $1.99 within Today Daily Deals (compare to the original price $15.95)
In a wide-ranging intellectual career, Michel de Montaigne found no knowledge so hard to acquire as the knowledge of how to live this life well. By casting her biography of the writer as 20 chapters, each focused on a different answer to the question How to live? Bakewell limns Montaigne’s ceaseless pursuit of this most elusive knowledge. Embedded in the 20 life-knowledge responses, readers will find essential facts—when and where Montaigne was born, how and whom he married, how he became mayor of Bordeaux, how he managed a public life in a time of lethal religious and political passions. But Bakewell keeps the focus on the inner evolution of the acute mind informing Montaigne’s charmingly digressive and tolerantly skeptical essays. Flexible and curious, this was a mind at home contemplating the morality of cannibals, the meaning of his own near-death experience, and the puzzlingly human behavior of animals. And though Montaigne has identified his own personality as his overarching topic, Bakewell marvels at the way Montaigne’s prose has enchanted diverse readers—Hazlitt and Sterne, Woolf and Gide—with their own reflections. Because Montaigne’s capacious mirror still captivates many, this insightful life study will win high praise from both scholars and general readers. –Bryce Christensen
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