Michel de Montaigne and his essays


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History Today
Vol. 30, no. 12 (December 1980), p. 45-47


Michel de Montaigne published his famous collection of essays four centuries ago. These essays by a man who spent most of his life in his library, are still read today. The key to their enduring quality lives in their unique exploration of self-identity, and their exceptional insight in the workings of the human psyche