Of More Books on Books

March 12, 2011 § Leave a comment


Sunday’s New York Times offers up an interesting round-up of three new books essaying the original essayist, Michel de Montaigne.  The review’s conclusion make us smile:

At the end of the “Essais,” Montaigne complained that “there are more books on books than on any other subject: all we do is gloss each other.” One wonders what he would make of his own inadvertent contribution to this state of affairs.

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