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Download The Complete Essays of Montaigne Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Complete Essays of Montaigne (Unabridged), by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A faithful translation is rare; a translation which preserves intact the original text is very rare; a perfect translation of Montaigne appears impossible. Yet Donald Frame has realized this feat. One does not seem to be reading a translation, so smooth and easy is the style; at each moment, one seems to be listening to Montaigne himself - the freshness of his ideas, the unexpected choice of words. Frame has kept everything. (Andre Maurois, The New York Times Book Review)

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben Birnbaum | 2/19/2014

    " This is a book to delight people who believe thinking is more important than fashion. Every page is an encouragement, offering up a fortifying revelation or two, or a sharp stick with which to poke liars and phonies in the eye. Among them: "No man is immune from saying foolish things; the true misfortune is to say them painstakingly." And: "In a time when doing ill is so common, to do what is only useless is, as it were, praiseworthy." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 2/4/2014

    " The ramblings of a sixteenth-century thinker and reader on anything and everything. Good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jay | 2/1/2014

    " Too much navel gazing to wade through to get to the nuggets of wisdom. Enjoyed the classical references and the occasional relevant thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Luna Nethera | 1/13/2014

    " Ok, to be honest, just read like a couple of essays for my lit. course. But he's a great author, and his essays are full of irony and political interest. "

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