More recently, Sarah Bakewell’s charming engagement with Montaigne, How to Live or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (2010) made the best-sellers’ lists. Even today’s initiatives in teaching philosophy in schools can look back to Montaigne (and his “ On the Education of Children ”) as a patron saint or sage.
Praise “Read Montaigne in order to live.” —Gustave Flaubert “Stephen Greenblatt and Peter Platt have annotated selections in Shakespeare’s Montaigne and the result is a crash course in Elizabethan lit, a multiculti study of the development of English, and, above all, a revisionist biography of a monumental dramatist who not only cribbed the classical education he lacked but also.
How to Live is a great companion to Montaigne’s essays,. “As described by Sarah Bakewell in her suavely enlightening How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer Montaigne is, with Walt Whitman, among the most congenial of literary giants, inclined to shrug over the inevitability of human failings and the last man to accuse anyone of self.
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer: Amazon.es: Sarah Bakewell: Libros en idiomas extranjeros.