"The Invisibility of Philosophy in the Essays of Michel de Montaigne"

3 "The bees plunder the flowers here and there, and afterward they make of them honey, which is all theirs; it is no longer thyme, or marjoram. Even so with the pieces borrowed from others; he will transform and blend them to make a work that is all his own, to wit, his judgment" (1.26.111; VS 152). Parenthetical citations refer to book, chapter, and page as found in The Complete Essays of Michel de Montaigne, trans. Donald Frame (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1943), followed by the page number of Michel de Montaigne, Les Essais, Édition Vittey-Saulnier (hereafter, VS) (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2004). On connections among the three final chapters of the Essais, see Marianne Meyer, "Guesswork or Facts: Connections between Montaigne's Last Three Chapters (111:11,12, and 13)," in Montaigne: Essays in Reading, Yale French Studies, no. 64 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1983), 167-79.

Essays of Michel de Montaigne (Chap. 2.11) - Genius

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Essays of Michel de Montaigne. Born near Bordeaux in 1533, Montaigne retired from a life of public service aged 38 and began to write. He called these short works


Essays of Michel de Montaigne (Chap

Michel de Montaigne (trans. Charles Cotton), Essays of Michel de Montaigne (Mundus Publishing, 1991)