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Montaigne

The Fool of the Farce

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Pierre Leschemelle and William J. Beck

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.