Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Montaigne the blogger.

Sarah Bakewell Draws on Montaigne in ‘How to Live’ - NYTimes.com:

“This idea — writing about oneself to create a mirror in which other people recognize their own humanity — has not existed forever,” Ms. Bakewell writes. “It had to be invented. And, unlike many cultural inventions, it can be traced to a single person.”
I read The Essays ... ages ago, apparently taking the author's advice to heart. I remember that I read it, but I don't remember a single thing about it. Guess I could Kindle some for free and see what rings a bell. (Nothing's ever really forgotten.)
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