By Sarah Bakewell
Winner of the 2010 nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award for Biography
How to get besides humans, tips to take care of violence, tips to comply with wasting anyone you love—such questions come up in such a lot people’s lives. they're all models of a larger query: How do you reside? this query obsessed Renaissance writers, none greater than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, thought of via many to be the 1st actually sleek person. He wrote free-roaming explorations of his concepts and event, in contrast to something written prior to. greater than 400 years later, Montaigne’s honesty and grace nonetheless draw humans to him. Readers come to him looking for companionship, knowledge, and leisure —and looking for themselves. simply as they are going to to this lively and singular biography.
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Including the jurats, he needed to opt for and rent different city officers, make a decision civic legislation, and decide court docket cases—a activity Montaigne discovered particularly tough to satisfy to his personal excessive criteria of proof.