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This translation of the Complete Essays of Montaigne (by Donald Frame) is an excellent book. There are a few problems with his Middle French to English translation but, all in all,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Byron Marchant
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Steven H Propp
Chistopher Lane does a fantastic performance of the essays. The reading is clear and crisp. Even with my hearing impairment I have no problems understanding. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ira
My first thought on seeing the print: "not a pleasant font ... leading also too tight for ease of reading. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Keith Fahey
He gets deep as all hell at times but somehow he keeps you grounded. Brilliant author, brilliant collection. Perfect for aspiring philosophy majors!Published 21 months ago by Dagan Johnson
If you haven't read Montaigne you haven't read the best. His Apology for Raymond Sebond (one of the essays) is a masterpiece of Christian skepticism (we need to engage... Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Rko
Each morning I wake up at 6am, eat a bowl of oatmeal, then walk downstairs to spend some time on the elliptical machine before heading out to my sedentary desk job. Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by A.
About 440 years ago, Montaigne introduced the personal essay.
Reading Frame's translation strikes me with how much that form
has changed. Read more