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 (mŏn-tān′, môn-tĕn′yə), Michel Eyquem de 1533-1592.
French writer noted for developing the essay as a literary form as well as for the lively, personal quality of his prose.


(French mɔ̃tɛɲ)
(Biography) Michel Eyquem de (miʃɛl ikɛm də). 1533–92, French writer. His life's work, the Essays (begun in 1571), established the essay as a literary genre and record the evolution of his moral ideas


(mɒnˈteɪn; Fr. mɔ̃ˈtɛn yə)

Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de, 1533–92, French essayist.
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It was such love as Michelangelo had known, and Montaigne, and Winckelmann, and Shakespeare himself.
I could recite you the whole of Thucydides, Xenophon, Plutarch, Titus Livius, Tacitus, Strada, Jornandes, Dante, Montaigne, Shakspeare, Spinoza, Machiavelli, and Bossuet.
And therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace, and such an odious charge?
Once I took such delight in Montaigne, that I thought I should not need any other book; before that, in Shakspeare; then in Plutarch; then in Plotinus; at one time in Bacon; afterwards in Goethe; even in Bettine; but now I turn the pages of either of them languidly, whilst I still cherish their genius.
The essays, it should be added, were evidently suggested and more or less influenced by those of the great French thinker, Montaigne, an earlier contemporary of Bacon.
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2) By the end of the Essais, particularly in the last three chapters, it seems that Montaigne has transcended ancient skepticism and developed a skepticism that is, as he would say, "all his own," (3) one that is better described as a therapeutic practice than a theoretical position.
E]very abridgement of a good booke," Montaigne cautions, "is a foole abridged.
Michel de Montaigne and Samuel Johnson are two of the greatest essayists who ever lived.
More than one translator has worked for years on a passage, only to turn in a pedestrian version just to fulfill the obligation to get the Montaigne translation done.
The Essays of Michel de Montaigne are perhaps the first articulation of a coherent conservative political philosophy, one that can give us insight into the fundamental differences between liberalism and conservatism.
Jorge Edwards publica su novela La muerte de Montaigne el ano 2011.