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Drawn From Life
Selected Essays of Michel de Montaigne
A new selection of Montaigne's essays that explore themes of fear, courage, mortality and personal freedom. In his vivid introduction, Tim Parks sheds new light on this enduringly popular figure whose essays are 'so engaging, so seductive, that many readers will revel in their intimacy and irreverence without entirely grasping the challenge they throw down to us.'
Tim Parks is a novelist, essayist, travel writer and translator based in Italy. His many non-fiction works include Teach Us to Sit Still, a memoir on chronic pain and meditation, the essay collection Where I'm Reading From, and The Novel: A Survival Skill.