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  • Bakewell, Sarah

    Published by Other Press, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1590514254 ISBN 13: 9781590514252

    Seller: Project HOME Books, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

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    Condition: Good. shelf wear, Hardcover Used - Good 2010 First Edition All purchases support Project HOME - ending homelessness in Philadelphia.

  • Bakewell, Sarah

    Published by Other Press, New York, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1590514831 ISBN 13: 9781590514832

    Seller: Mnemosyne, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.

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    Soft cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A MIRACLE: EXTRAORDINARY: WITTY: WISE: REVELATORY: NEW: Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography: First Edition (Orig. 2010) Third Printing (c. 2012), NEW color-illustrated handsomely-designed unclpped w/ \jacket w/ sharp NEW edges & corners & showing $18.95 pub. price at bottom-right reverse, IMMACULATE smooth-cut text-block exterior, NEW uncreased binding, PRISTINE interior handsomely printed on VERY GOOD unblemished acid-free paper * 5.50" x 8.25" x 1.12", 0.42 kg, xi+389 (400) pp * ABOUT THE BOOK: How to get along w/ people, how to deal w/ violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love: such questions arise in most people's lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: How do you live? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, considered by many to be the first truly modern individual. He wrote free-roaming explorations of his thoughts & experience, unlike anything written before. More than 400 years later, Montaigne's honesty & charm still draw people to him. Readers come to him in search of companionship, wisdom & entertainment . . . and in search of themselves. Just as they will to this spirited & singular biography. * HIGH PRAISE: "An engaging introduction to the life & thought of Michel de Montaigne, & a pleasure to read . . . [Bakewell] is an excellent guide for the first-time readers of the "Essays" today. -Mark Lilla, NYRB . . . "So artful is Bakewell's account . . . that even skeptical readers may well come to share her admiration." -Anthony Gottlieb, NYTBR . . . "Superb . . . [How to Live] not only takes a long-dead Frenchman & brings him back to life. It then beautifully relates how Montaigne's philosophy can shape & affect our own lives today." -Evan Newmark, Wall Street Journal . . . "Extraordinary . . . The book is a miracle of complex, revelatory organization, for as Bakewell moves along she provides a brilliant demonstration of the alchemy of historical viewpoint. She explains in her witty, genial tone exactly what Montaigne's readers found in the essays and how & why that changed from age to age." -Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe * SARAH BAKEWELL was a curator of early printed books at the Wellcome Library before becoming a full-time writer, publishing her highly acclaimed biographies "The Smart" and "The English Dane". She lives in London, where she teaches creative writing at City University & catalogs rare book collections for the National Trust. * SHIPPING: MNEMOSYNE carefully wraps, labels & custom-packages this fine book for FREE domestic shipment via USPS MEDIA MAIL or USPS PRIORITY MAIL for a below-cost additional fee & to international destinations via efficient USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL at our posted rates.

  • Bakewell, Sarah

    Published by Other Press, New York, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1590514254 ISBN 13: 9781590514252

    Seller: Mnemosyne, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. COLLECTIBLE: A MIRACLE: EXTRAORDINARY: REVELATORY: WISE: WITTY:NEW: Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography: First Edition (Orig. 2010) First Printing: NEW color-illustrated handsomely-designed cover w/ sharp NEW edges-corners & showing orig. $25.00 pub. price at top-left inside-front flyleaf, IMMACULATE smooth-cut text-block exterior, NEW uncreased binding, PRISTINE interior handsomely printed on VERY GOOD unblemished acid-free paper * 5.50" x 8.25" x 1.12", 0.42 kg, xi+389 (400) pp * ABOUT THE BOOK: How to get along w/ people, how to deal w/ violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love: such questions arise in most people's lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: How do you live? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, considered by many to be the first truly modern individual. He wrote free-roaming explorations of his thoughts & experience, unlike anything written before. More than 400 years later, Montaigne's honesty & charm still draw people to him. Readers come to him in search of companionship, wisdom & entertainment . . . and in search of themselves. Just as they will to this spirited & singular biography. * HIGH PRAISE: "An engaging introduction to the life & thought of Michel de Montaigne, & a pleasure to read. [Bakewell] is an excellent guide for the first-time readers of the "Essays" today. -Mark Lilla, NYRB. "So artful is Bakewell's account that even skeptical readers may well come to share her admiration." -Anthony Gottlieb, NYTBR. "Superb. [How to Live] not only takes a long-dead Frenchman & brings him back to life. It then beautifully relates how Montaigne's philosophy can shape & affect our own lives today." -Evan Newmark, Wall Street Journal. "Extraordinary. The book is a miracle of complex, revelatory organization, for as Bakewell moves along she provides a brilliant demonstration of the alchemy of historical viewpoint. She explains in her witty, genial tone exactly what Montaigne's readers found in the essays and how & why that changed from age to age." -Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe * ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SARAH BAKEWELL was a curator of early printed books at the Wellcome Library before becoming a full-time writer, publishing her highly acclaimed biographies "The Smart" and "The English Dane". She lives in London, where she teaches creative writing at City University & catalogs rare book collections for the National Trust. * SHIPPING: MNEMOSYNE carefully wraps, labels & custom-packages this fine book for FREE domestic shipment via USPS MEDIA MAIL or USPS PRIORITY MAIL for a below-cost additional fee & to international destinations via efficient USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL at our posted rates.

  • BAKEWELL Sarah

    Published by Chatto & Windus, 2010. 9780701178925, 2010

    ISBN 10: 0701178922 ISBN 13: 9780701178925

    Seller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB), Dulverton, United Kingdom

    Association Member: ABA ILAB

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    1st edn 6th printing. 8vo. Original gilt lettered black cloth (VG), dustwrapper (VG, not price clipped). Pp. 387, illus with b&w photos (no inscriptions).