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Montaigne and Melancholy: The Wisdom of the Essays

Montaigne and Melancholy: The Wisdom of the Essays (Paperback)

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Montaigne (1533-1592), the personification of philosophical calm, had to struggle to become the wise Renaissance humanist we know. His balanced temperament, sanguine and melancholic, promised genius but threatened madness. When he started his Essays, Montaigne was upset by an attack of melancholy humor: He became temperamental and unbalanced. Writing about himself restored the balance but broke an age-old taboo-happily so, for he discovered profound truths about himself and about our human condition. His charm and humor have made his writings widely enjoyed and admired.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800 Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 19/04/2000 ISBN-13: 9780742508637  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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