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Selected Essays / Essais Choisis: A Dual-Language Book

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One of the great French Renaissance thinkers, sixteenth-century philosopher Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592) was remarkably modern in his views. His writings—brilliant forerunners of the modern essay—reflect his thoughts and opinions on poetry, philosophy, theology, law, literature, education, and world exploration. Highly readable works written in a lively, conversational style, Montaigne's essays are journeys of self-discovery, created by the author to determine whether his views were formed through external forces or his own nature. Filled with aphorisms and anecdotes and enlivened by word play and a delightful folksiness, they are frank and unbiased, and ultimately, a celebration of literacy, friendship, and the love of life.

Here are seven of Michel de Montaigne's influential essays, presented in a unique dual-language format. An expert blend of intellect and personal storytelling, these works remain popular around the world and are essential reading for students of French language, literature, and culture. Introduction, new English translations, and Notes by Stanley Appelbaum.

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Skeptical but tolerant, honest but humorous, 16th-century philosopher Montaigne was remarkably modern in his views. These 7 essays are essential reading for students of French language. Introduction, Notes.

Synopsis:

Skeptical but tolerant, honest but humorous, 16th-century philosopher Montaigne was remarkably modern in his views. These 7 essays are essential reading for students of French language. Introduction, Notes.

Table of Contents

Introduction

To the Reader

Our Reactions to Good and Bad Things Largely Depend on Our Evaluation of Them (I, 14)

On the Education of Children (I, 26)

On Friendship (I, 28)

On the Cannibals (I, 31)

On Judging the Death of Others (II, 13)

On Freedom of Conscience (II, 19)

On Expediency and Uprightness (III, 1)

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486457444
Author:
Montaigne, Michel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Editor:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Montaigne, Michel de
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Dual Language French
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.43 lb

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Skeptical but tolerant, honest but humorous, 16th-century philosopher Montaigne was remarkably modern in his views. These 7 essays are essential reading for students of French language. Introduction, Notes.
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