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This collection contains more than 100 chapters, written in a surprisingly accessible manner. He weaves together personal anecdotes, serious intellectual argument, and quotes from classical Greek and Roman philosophers. While this style was criticized during his lifetime as being overly self-indulgent, he has since been credited with popularizing the essay as a respectable literary form. Using his own experiences and judgement as a lens through which to view the world, his essays cover such disparate topics as war horses, cannibalism, and ancient customs; as well as heavyweight ideas such as war, death, religion and truth.
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By Renee Downing on 02-17-18
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Nothing. It was just a bad idea.
What was most disappointing about Michel Eyquem de Montaigne’s story?
Not a story at all. A great book but a terrible audible book.
How could the performance have been better?
Some sign of life.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Chagrin. At having been dumb enough to buy it.
Any additional comments?
0 of 4 people found this review helpful