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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Montaigne's study

For a peek inside Montaigne's tower study go to the 7-minute mark:


Sarah Bakewell quotes Montaigne, disabusing us of the false image of him "brooding" in his tower. He was a peripatetic, too: "My thoughts fall asleep if I make them sit down. My mind will not budge unless my legs move it." So, like Emerson he might have said "my books are in my library but my study is outdoors."







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