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A marvelous little study in which Zweig clearly casts Montaigne as a proto-Zweig. Also confirms that Montaigne, anticipating Rousseau, is the antithesis of Augustine--and yet also so close.
An autobio that is at once well-crafted yet raw; the voice is mature, measured, but still has the gravel of Springsteen's defiant underbite. I imagine there is another side to this story, but Springsteen seems generous even to those who might have disappointed him. In the end, the is a story of a father and a son and the chapter on his Father's death might be the best. ...more