How to Live (Hardcover)

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Bakewell's biography of Montaigne takes the form of twenty chapters, each highlighting events from his life that shaped his Essays. Original and thoroughly engaging. — Sarah Donner

December 2010 Indie Next List

“Bakewell has written a thoroughly engaging look at the life and work of Michel de Montaigne, whose incessantly questioning approach to life is both remarkably modern and usefully instructive, even though he composed his famous essays more than 400 years ago.”
— Dale Szczeblowski, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA

Winter 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List

“This is a vibrant and erudite engagement with Montaigne’s interrogation of his experience that somehow balances earnestness and cleverness while honoring the nuance of Montaigne’s thought. A book that lives up to its seemingly ironic title, teaching us to live a little more fully and a little more humbly.”
— Jeff Deutsch, Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, Chicago, IL

Product Details
ISBN: 9787556119387
ISBN-10: 7556119386
Publisher: Hu Nan Ren Min Chu Ban She/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2018
Language: Chinese