Montaigne Essays Simplified - 107 essays in 170 days

This was my first Montaigne essay, and I can see I will have to teach myself how to respond to them. I thought about this one a lot, but could only respond in a sort of essay style myself. I also see I picked up on totally different points from sibyx. Anyway, here is what I wrote:

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In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

Both are long, basically autobiographical works. Though Proust is writing a novel, and Montaigne essays (the form he is credited with initiating), both move through the lives, experiences and reflections of the writers referencing contemporary historical events and social environments. The books share a fearless intimacy relative to personal habits, tastes and psychological states as well as generalizations about the nature of humankind.

Surprising to me, both works are quite funny in parts.


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Montaigne Essays Summary On Repentance

Montaigne was buried near his own house; but a few years after his decease, his remains were removed to the church of a Commandery of St. Antoine at Bordeaux, where they still continue. His monument was restored in 1803 by a descendant. It was seen about 1858 by an English traveller (Mr. St. John).'—["Montaigne the Essayist," by Bayle St. John, 1858, 2 vols. 8vo, is one of most delightful books of the kind.]— and was then in good preservation.