The Essays of Montaigne, Complete.

The Essays of Montaigne Complete In his Essays Montaigne warns us from the outset that he has set himself no goal but a domestic and private one yet he is one author whose modernity and universality have been acclaimed by each age si

  • Title: The Essays of Montaigne, Complete.
  • Author: Michel de Montaigne Charles Cotton William Carew Hazlitt
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  • In his Essays Montaigne warns us from the outset that he has set himself no goal but a domestic and private one yet he is one author whose modernity and universality have been acclaimed by each age since he wrote Probing into his emotions, attitudes, and behavior, Montaigne reveals to us much about ourselves.

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      Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography and his massive volume Essais translated literally as Attempts contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written Montaigne had a direct influence on writers the world over, from William Shakespeare to Ren Descartes, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Stephan Zweig, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Jean Jacques Rousseau He was a conservative and earnest Catholic but, as a result of his anti dogmatic cast of mind, he is considered the father, alongside his contemporary and intimate friend tienne de La Bo tie, of the anti conformist tradition in French literature.In his own time, Montaigne was admired as a statesman then as an author The tendency in his essays to digress into anecdotes and personal ruminations was seen as detrimental to proper style rather than as an innovation, and his declaration that, I am myself the matter of my book , was viewed by his contemporaries as self indulgent In time, however, Montaigne would be recognized as embodying, perhaps better than any other author of his time, the spirit of freely entertaining doubt which began to emerge at that time He is most famously known for his skeptical remark, Que sais je What do I know.Remarkably modern even to readers today, Montaigne s attempt to examine the world through the lens of the only thing he can depend on implicitly his own judgment makes him accessible to modern readers than any other author of the Renaissance Much of modern literary non fiction has found inspiration in Montaigne, and writers of all kinds continue to read him for his masterful balance of intellectual knowledge and personal story telling.

    773 thoughts on “The Essays of Montaigne, Complete.”

    1. Okay I've read enough of this now, in a wide variety of settings, at miscellaneous times, within sundry atmospheres, such as late nights in bed under the lamp's pale glow, bright mornings early at certain tables or on metros, over coffees and over beers or over blended rye or such-like things, in times of happiness and times of depression, in times of relative wealth and in times of poverty, in the stark wet heat of summer and the stark dry freeze of winter, under the rapture of autumn foliage a [...]


    2. "I turn my gaze inward, I fix it there and keep it busy. Everyone looks in front of him; as for me; I look inside myself; I have no business but with myself, I take stock of myself, I taste myself… I roll about in myself." Alas, Montaigne inspires me!The Complete Essays covers all kind of subjects and it is an almost eternal work in progress for me. It honestly deals with humanity itself. Montaigne is entertaining, compelling, and inclined to digression. I read Montaigne at indiscriminate time [...]


    3. Clive James says somewhere that certain people throughout history are like ambassadors from the present stationed in the past: though separated from us by centuries, to read them is to share in thoughts and feelings that we recognise intimately as our own. And this is what Montaigne has been for me since I started reading him several years ago. He is the first person in history who strikes me as modern – or at least, the first to put that modern sense of uncertainty and existential nerviness d [...]


    4. e'ssay. (2) A loose sally of the mind; an irregular indigested piece; not a regular and orderly composition.—From Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language.Now I finally have an answer to the famous “desert island book” question: This book. It would have to be. Not that Montaigne’s Essays is necessarily the greatest book I’ve ever read—it’s not. But here Montaigne managed to do something that has eluded the greatest of our modern science: to preserve a complete likeness o [...]


    5. I kind of half jokingly refer to this book as "the introverts bible". Certainly a must read, especially for those of us who live a more contemplative life. The Essays are moving and funny, edifying, and at times very sad. Montaigne's observations range from the very specific and particular to the huge and universal. I don't always agree with what he says, but I am engaged nonetheless. I feel as I read this book that I'm always in conversation with him.I know I will be reading and re-reading The [...]


    6. Montaigne is one of my all-time favorite dudes - truly a bridge between eras and endowed with enough sagacity and wisdom to guide a nation. Wonderful and warm humanity and sparklingly sere humor, but he can chuck 'em, too: a handful of quiet paragraphs from his essays on Liars and Cowards scorches the flesh from deceitful bones and craven limbs.Thanks to a screw-up by the company I ordered Screech's translation from I received two copies - one for my desk at the office, one for the table beside [...]



    7. “El hombre es un objeto extraordinariamente vano, diverso y fluctuante”.Es una lástima que una vez concluido un libro sólo queden restos de él en la memoria y esto sólo por un muy corto tiempo, para luego desaparecer casi por completo, permaneciendo sólo un lejano y tal vez distorsionado recuerdo de su contenido, casi como si el libro nunca hubiese pasado por nuestros ojos. Lo digo porque estoy seguro que casi todas las ideas vertidas en esta obra por el célebre pensador y escritor fra [...]


    8. A Montaigne essay a day keeps the doctor awayOK I 1. We reach the same end by discrepant means ★★★★2. On sadness ★★★★The force of extreme sadness inevitably stuns the whole of our soul, impeding her freedom of action.Chi puo dir com'egli arde e in picciol fuoco –[He who can describe how his heart is ablaze is burning on a small pyre] Petrarch, Sonnet 137.3. Our emotions get carried away beyond us4. How the soul discharges its emotions against false objects when lacking real one [...]


    9. A French aristocrat shares his personal opinions6 January 2013 Normally I would wait until I have finished a book to write a commentary, however this book is a lot different in that is contains a large collection of essays on a multiple of subjects. Secondly, I have not been reading this book continually, but rather picking it up, reading a few essays, and then putting it down again. I originally read a selection of these essays but when I finished it I decided to get my hands on a complete vers [...]


    10. Hayatla ilgili neredeyse aklımıza gelebilecek her şeyi yazmış Montaigne. Ve bunu o kadar samimi bir şekilde yapmış ki okurken sanki Montaigne karşımda ve bana öğüt veriyormuş gibi hissettim. Hatta bazı yerlerde "ee napmam gerek bu durumda?" diye düşünürken bir sonraki cümlede cevaplarımı buldum. Kesinlikle okunması gerektiğini düşündüğüm ve benim de tekrardan okuyacağım güzel mi güzel eserlerden biri.


    11. I've been skipping my way around Montaigne's superb Essays this summer. This is possibly the best bedside book ever – or if you're a morning person, an excellent companion for a leisurely cup of coffee.Written almost 500 years ago, these essays are as fresh as tomorrow. Montaigne is always ahead of us. His genuinely compassionate, restless and skeptical mind never flags in its humanistic curiosity – and his quiet observations and tentative conclusions will shock even the most jaded reader wi [...]


    12. Inventer--and perfecter--of the "trial composition," essayer. None better, after four centuries, though we have improved lying through essays. We call it "news": global warming? What global warming. NSA Spying? What spying--all legal.


    13. A very colourful collection of thoughts/essays, written in a time it was not usual to expose oneself. I admire Montaigne's honesty and straightforwardness. He observes daily live and especially his own behavior. The extensive use of latin citations (as was common use by humanists of that time) was irritating at first, but I got used to it. From a historical point of view his longer essay "Apology for Raymond Sebond" was very interesting; in it Montaigne pointedly acknowledges the limitations of [...]


    14. My favorite philosopher, he's anecdotal rather than dialectical/dialogue or logical/mathematical/linguistical. He was the first writer, certainly the first philosopher, who talked about personal experience of living in the body, with a great generosity of spirit towards the flaws of the human being. He's companionable, he makes you feel that being human is a noble and worthwhile thing, even if you're sick or grumpy or overwhelmed with your own failures. People should throw out all their self-hel [...]



    15. Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) is famous for shutting himself away in a book-lined tower in 1572 and assaying his thoughts and opinions, essentially attempting to discover what, if anything, he really knew about himself and the human condition. Descartes attempted the same sort of venture in 1637 in his three Discourses, prefaced by his celebrated Discourse on Method, in which his starting point was that all he knew for certain was that he existed, and systematically climbed his way out of [...]


    16. I am proofreading this book in French through Free Literature, published by Librarie de Paris, 1907.Premier Volume:The original file was provided by Internet Arquive.


    17. “Montaigne was persuaded that everything had already been thought and said, and was anxious to show that man is always and everywhere one and the same.” - Introduction to the Essays by Andre Gide (From The Heritage Press, 3 Volume Edition, 1946)_____________(N.B. I have inserted a lot of quotes from Montaigne because he is the most qualified to talk about Montaigne, and he is speaking much more adeptly than what I could ever hope to say; they also give you a flavour of the Essays)___________ [...]


    18. Montaigne has been an excellent companion during my yard work and gardening chores this spring. The Audible book is based on the Frame translation - some people complain about it because Frame does not use Montaigne's original quotations (just the English translation) while Screech provides the original quotation, plus the English translation. For listening, Frame is great, and both editions are pretty similar to me, as I know no French, Greek, and just a few altar boy Latin words. (The Screech [...]



    19. "Nada nos SatisfazSe ocasionalmente nos ocupássemos em nos examinar, e o tempo que gastamos para controlar os outros e para saber das coisas que estão fora de nós o empregássemos em nos sondar a nós mesmos, facilmente sentiríamos o quanto todo esse nosso composto é feito de peças frágeis e falhas. Acaso não é uma prova singular de imperfeição não conseguirmos assentar o nosso contentamento em coisa alguma, e que, mesmo por desejo e imaginação, esteja fora do nosso poder escolher [...]


    20. Yıllar öncesinde yazılan bir şey bugün hala nasıl geçerliliğini koruyabiliyor? Hayran kalıyorum böyle kitaplara. Kendinize iyilik yapmak istiyorsanız Denemler'i kesinlikle okuyun. Bu eseri yılda bir kere okumaya karar verdim. Her yıl kendi kişiliğimi, davranış ve düşüncelerimi toparlamam için bana çok iyi yol gösterici olacak. Eminim. Okuyun.* Bilgisizliği kavramak, bilimi kavramak için gerektiği kadar bilgi ister.* Bir amaca bağlanmayan ruh, yolunu kaybeder. Çünkü [...]


    21. The only essay that I read in its entirety was the long final essay titled "Of Experience" which endeavors to tell us how to live, so that's what I'm addressing here. The translation I read was by Donald Frame because Harold Bloom recommended it. Harder to read than I would have liked, primarily because you feel like you have to keep starting over because Montaigne keeps changing his focus -- from sleep to food to ovens to laws to death to disease to . . . . I envy Michel the peace of mind he se [...]


    22. 1) Geen boek wat je "even" leest. De eerste en nog steeds de rijkste, persoonlijkste en beroemdste essaybundel van de wereldliteratuur. 1480 pagina's, en gelukkig als e-book. Ik ben er nu bijna een half jaar in bezig, af en toe een essay, en nu tot 38% gevorderd. Met een beetje geluk krijg ik het in 2016 uitgelezen. Vaak boeiend, soms wat stoffig (maar mag het met een boek uit 1580?) maar ook opvallend vaak nog actueel. Mijn e-book staat vol met geselecteerde uitspraken en aantekeningen. Wat een [...]


    23. If you've secretly believed that no person could consider himself educated until he had read Montaigne, among many others -- I am here to set you free. It's not that the inventor of the essay is that terrible; he's OK (though no Aldous Huxley -- those are essays worth reading). He covers a lot of ground, he skips about fearlessly even in one essay, and he has a great way of putting in quotes from his own reading, Juvenal, Ovid, Horace, Catullus, Virgil and Propertius. But he is not a first-class [...]


    24. This is a book I am always reading and have been for years. I rarely read more than an essay at any given time, but what riches Montaigne offers. I'm currently rereading as I read Sarah Bakewell's How to Live: A Life of Montaigne.


    25. Reading this essay collection has been "a domestic and a private" goal.Montaigne is the originator of the modern essay; he is as foundational to nonfiction as Shakespeare is to drama.


    26. I've been burdening my Facebook friends with Montaigne quotes for several months now. Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592) was the inventor of the personal essay (in French, essai meaning "attempt"). He did not use the modifier "personal," but he did say that the only subject he felt qualified to write about was himself. With that stated restriction, Montaigne wrote about everything, and brilliantly.The complete essays run to over 800 pages, but I didn't regret a single page. For the most part, his [...]


    27. Montaigne was a 16th century French aristocrat whose father raised him speaking Latin as his native language so that he wouldn't struggle learning it like the other boys. With this book he invented essays and they are some good reading. Each essay tackles a random topic, but he often strays off subject into fun tangents. He stated that all he knows is himself so that is what he wrote about. But really he knew a whole lot about a whole lot. He writes about honor, love, horseback riding, kidney st [...]


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