Montaigne's Essais - Coats, Wendell John, Jr., and Coats, Jr Wendell John
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This book provides an extensive and textual analysis of Montaigne's essays - both the relevant Villey French texts as well as the Frame English translations. It identifies and illustrates a unifying, recurring theme in the ostensibly diverse and often apparently contradictory essays of the sixteenth-century writer - the attempt at psychic harmony through -temporal solipsism-, or living insofar as possible in the present moment by doing things for their own sake rather than for extrinsic purposes. Placing Montaigne in ...