Friday, 29 January 2010

Michel de Montaigne

'When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.'

There's a new biography about Montaigne out. He's credited with being the father of the essay. I came across him many years ago and my Penguin edition is well thumbed.

What has appealed to me over the years about him?
  1. Commonsense.
  2. Humanity
  3. Humour

If you've never tried him, there are biographies of him online including Wikipedia that will give you a flavour of the man. Hope you too can enjoy his writing.

Let me know what you think.

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