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Montaigne, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone

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Montaigne, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Montaigne
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
903634812
Responsibility statement
Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone
Summary
"Written during the Second World War, Zweig's typically passionate and readable biography of Michel de Montaigne, is also a heartfelt argument for the importance of intellectual freedom, tolerance and humanism. Zweig draws strong parallels between Montaigne's age, when Europe was torn in two by conflict between Catholicism and Protestantism, and his own, in which the twin fanaticisms of Fascism and Communism were on the verge of destroying the pan-continental liberal culture he was born into, and loved dearly. Just as Montaigne sought to remain aloof from the factionalism of his day, so Zweig tried to the last to defend his freedom of thought, and argue for peace and compromise" --, provided by publisher
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