Fran Wilkins's Reviews > How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at An Answer

How to Live by Sarah Bakewell
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Jan 14, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, nat-l-book-critics-circl-award, audiobook
Read from December 29, 2011 to January 14, 2012

Bakewell skillfully creates an autobiography of Michel Montaigne with twenty questions addressing "how to live". Within the atempted answers are Montaigne's thoughts on some subjects that have very elusive answers. For instance, how to deal with grief. Bakewell also weaves in the impact that Montaigne had and continues to have on literary critics and philosophers for the last 400 hundred years. There is also the typical biographical facts of his life, education, family, travel and work. Very well done.
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