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The Resource How to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell

How to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell

Label
How to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
Title
How to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Bakewell
Title variation
  • How to live
  • Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bakewell, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 848.3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1643
LC item number
.B34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Authors, French
Label
How to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-374) and index
Contents
Q. How to live? Michel de Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer -- 1. Q. How to live? A. Don't worry about death ; Hanging by the tip of his lips -- 2. Q. How to live? A. Pay attention ; Starting to write ; Stream of consciousness -- 3. Q. How to live? A. Be born ; Micheau ; The experiment -- 4. Q. How to live? A. Read a lot, forget most of what you read, and be slow-witted ; Reading ; Montaigne the slow and forgetful ; The young Montaigne in troubled times -- 5. Q. How to live? A. Survive love and loss ; La Boétie : love and tyranny ; La Boétie : death and mourning -- 6. Q. How to live? A. Use little tricks ; Little tricks and the art of living ; Montaigne in slavery -- 7. Q. How to live? A. Question everything ; All I know is that I know nothing, and I'm not even sure about that ; Animals and demons ; A prodigious seduction machine -- 8. Q. How to live? A. Keep a private room behind the shop ; Going to it with only one buttock ; Practical responsibilities -- 9. Q. How to live? A. Be convivial, live with others ; A gay and sociable wisdom ; Openness, mercy and cruelty -- 10. Q. How to live? A. Wake from the sleep of habit ; It all depends on your point of view ; Noble savages -- 11. Q. How to live? A. Live temperately ; Raising and lowering the temperature -- 12. Q. How to live? A. Guard your humanity ; Terror ; Hero -- 13. Q. How to live? A. Do something no one has done before ; Baroque best seller -- 14. Q. How to live? A. See the world ; Travels -- 15. Q. How to live? A. Do a good job, but not too good a job ; Mayor ; Moral objections ; Missions and assassinations -- 16. Q. How to live? A. Philosophize only by accident ; Fifteen Englishmen and an Irishman -- 17. Q. How to live? A. Reflect on everything; regret nothing ; Je ne regrette rien -- 18. Q. How to live? A. Give up control ; Daughter and disciple ; The editing wars ; Montaigne remixed and embabooned -- 19. Q. How to live? A. Be ordinary and imperfect ; Be ordinary ; Be imperfect -- 20. Q. How to live? A. Let life be its own answer ; Not the end
Control code
ocn701017718
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Other Press ed.
Extent
xi, 399 p.
Isbn
9781590514832
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590514832
  • (OCoLC)701017718
Label
How to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, Sarah Bakewell
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-374) and index
Contents
Q. How to live? Michel de Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer -- 1. Q. How to live? A. Don't worry about death ; Hanging by the tip of his lips -- 2. Q. How to live? A. Pay attention ; Starting to write ; Stream of consciousness -- 3. Q. How to live? A. Be born ; Micheau ; The experiment -- 4. Q. How to live? A. Read a lot, forget most of what you read, and be slow-witted ; Reading ; Montaigne the slow and forgetful ; The young Montaigne in troubled times -- 5. Q. How to live? A. Survive love and loss ; La Boétie : love and tyranny ; La Boétie : death and mourning -- 6. Q. How to live? A. Use little tricks ; Little tricks and the art of living ; Montaigne in slavery -- 7. Q. How to live? A. Question everything ; All I know is that I know nothing, and I'm not even sure about that ; Animals and demons ; A prodigious seduction machine -- 8. Q. How to live? A. Keep a private room behind the shop ; Going to it with only one buttock ; Practical responsibilities -- 9. Q. How to live? A. Be convivial, live with others ; A gay and sociable wisdom ; Openness, mercy and cruelty -- 10. Q. How to live? A. Wake from the sleep of habit ; It all depends on your point of view ; Noble savages -- 11. Q. How to live? A. Live temperately ; Raising and lowering the temperature -- 12. Q. How to live? A. Guard your humanity ; Terror ; Hero -- 13. Q. How to live? A. Do something no one has done before ; Baroque best seller -- 14. Q. How to live? A. See the world ; Travels -- 15. Q. How to live? A. Do a good job, but not too good a job ; Mayor ; Moral objections ; Missions and assassinations -- 16. Q. How to live? A. Philosophize only by accident ; Fifteen Englishmen and an Irishman -- 17. Q. How to live? A. Reflect on everything; regret nothing ; Je ne regrette rien -- 18. Q. How to live? A. Give up control ; Daughter and disciple ; The editing wars ; Montaigne remixed and embabooned -- 19. Q. How to live? A. Be ordinary and imperfect ; Be ordinary ; Be imperfect -- 20. Q. How to live? A. Let life be its own answer ; Not the end
Control code
ocn701017718
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Other Press ed.
Extent
xi, 399 p.
Isbn
9781590514832
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590514832
  • (OCoLC)701017718

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