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Four Essays: Michel de Montaigne (Penguin 60s)
by Michel de Montaigne | Nonfiction
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/11/2016
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, November 11, 2016

9 out of 10

I found this little softcover at the Book Cellar, and nabbed it for another release copy. (I love these tiny books, great for releasing in geocaches!)

This was a quick read but a very meaty one. Montaigne has a refreshingly modern feel, open-minded and interested and wry, and I thoroughly enjoyed these essays. I'm hesitant to quote anything, though, after reading the bit in "Art of Conversation" about people who choose excerpts from great works but select less-than-stellar examples {wry grin}. I agree that his points on debate and discussion are never more apt than during a campaign season, but alas, I fear it's too much to hope that any of the candidates will conduct themselves as Montaigne would. Still, I can try to use some of his guidance myself when I have to weigh opposing candidates' views - or if I get stuck in conversation with someone who wants to rant.

I give points to the editor who selected the entries, too; after the meatier entries, the brief entry on "thumbs" made for an amusing dessert.

I'll definitely read more Montaigne, and will try to find a nice philosophical geocache in which to release this book!  

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at New Hampshire geocache (see notes for details) in -- Geocaches, New Hampshire USA on Monday, February 06, 2017

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