Pierre Leschemelle's third book of criticism of Montaigne is clearly a synthesis of his many years of reading, writing and speaking about the essayist all over France. In the present volume,
Montaigne: le badin de la farce, Leschemelle shows how Montaigne does not construct a philosophical system for others. Rather, the essayist writes for himself, and through his writing, learns, and
shows us, how to live. In a time of ideologies and philosophical systems, Montaigne's ideas are more relevant than ever before.