More about the Montaigne Project

Hi everyone

My intention is to post, nearly everyday, one of Montaigne's essays. I will go through his three books in order (yes, I know they get much longer!) and be extremely loyal to his own words. Nevertheless, as you can see, my interpretation is concise and easy to understand.

I am using both the French and the English versions of Montaigne's essays in order to do this. I think one of the reasons that people find Montaigne difficult to digest in English is that the translation, at least the Gutenburg version that I am using, is far from straightforward. By using both versions, I hope to provide the clearest interpretation possible.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate. I'm brand new to the blogging world so your patience is appreciated!

m.m.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for an engaging site, I am using a little of Montaigne for an essay, I look forward to reading your entries.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have been reading Eric Hoffer and he was very fond of Montaigne, so I decided to investigate the essays. They are hard for me to read, but your versions are quite clear and valuable, thank you.
    Bob Luhrs Redmond, WA

    ReplyDelete