Montaigne (Pushkin Collection)

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 fWritten 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 One of the final works Zweig wrote before his suicide, this is both a brilliantly impassioned portrait of a great mind, and a moving plea for tolerance in a world ruled by cruelty.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Montaigne Pushkin Collection 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

  • Title: Montaigne (Pushkin Collection)
  • Author: Stefan Zweig Will Stone
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  • Page: 500
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    1. Thinking the UnthinkableEmotionally and politically, if not yet militarily, the presidency of Donald Trump has had the same impact on the world as the election of Adolf Hitler in 1933 or the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand in 1914. It is a shocking, incomprehensible fact which becomes more shocking and incomprehensible every day. Trump establishes a demarcation between one world and another. I don’t feel it an exaggeration to echo Zweig’s feeling for Montaigne’s situation of “pre [...]

    2. Zweig is the best. Secular humanism uber alles! Great to return to him after a year or so away and think the same general thought: I need to read everything he's written, particularly these short biographies. This is a step in that direction. It's really a pretty slight but insightful/enjoyable rundown of Montaigne's life, paralleled by Zweig's own. Zweig wrote this in Brazil shortly before he killed himself with his second wife, exiled from the irretrievably ruined European culture he thrived i [...]

    3. Thank you to Pushkin Collection for re-publishing Stefan Zweig's biography of Montaigne. Zweig's personal, somewhat casual, yet highly informed style of writing for biography totally engaged me in Montaigne's life and also led me to a renewed wish to read the Essays sooner rather than later. In this current age of vile and petty discourse, I enjoyed the call to searching for "knowing the self." Very little of this is in evidence in the public forum today leaving Montaigne's wish for solitude so [...]

    4. Autumn Rhythm, by Jackson PollakDenn es gehört zu den geheimnisvollen Gesetzen des Lebens, daß wir seiner wahren und wesentlichen Werte immer erst zu spät gewahr werden: der Jugend, wenn sie entschwindet, der Gesundheit, sobald sie uns verläßt, und der Freiheit, dieser kostbarsten Essenz unserer Seele, erst im Augenblick, da sie uns genommen werden soll oder schon genommen worden ist.()Though Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) and his first wife, Friderike, escaped the Nazis by fleeing to England in [...]

    5. Uzun yıllar önce Montaigne'nin "Denemeler"ini okumuştum. Zweig'in kitabı sonrasında bir kere daha okumam gerektiğini düşünüyorum ama düşünceleri ve yaşam tarzının bana göre olmadığını bilerek okumaya başlamak bana ne kazandıracak bilmiyorum. Önyargı mı? Belki evet!alıntı: Kendi anlattığına göre, genç bir insanken, "böbürlenmek" ve bildikleriyle kendini göstermek için okumuştur; daha sonra biraz daha bilge olabilsin diye okumuştur; şimdi ise yalnızca canı [...]

    6. Can you imagine a better biographer than Stefan Zweig?And is there a more interesting subject, in this genre, than Michel de Montaigne?The best biography I have read on one of literature’s most interesting yet obscure figures.Montaigne, from a philosophical viewpoint, is one of the most relatable and organic thinkers I have been introduced to through the medium of words.He, Montaigne, lived during the 1500's.Great. Worthy of seven point five stars.

    7. 2,5Ακατέργαστο, μεροληπτικο. Δεν μου άρεσε ενώ τον Τσβαιχ τον λατρεύω. Ήταν οι τελευταίοι μήνες της ζωής του, σε προφανώς περίεργη ψυχολογική κατάσταση, έγραψε όμως ένα αριστούργημα, την Σκακιστική νουβέλα. Μπορώ να πω ότι αντιπάθησα τον βιογραφομενο τελειως

    8. No hay nadie mejor que Stefan Zweig, ese vienés omnisapiente al que todo el mundo debería leer, para escribir una biografía sobre una figura tan inmensa como lo fue Montaigne. Sin pretensiones y tiñéndola de grandes reflexiones sobre sus propias circunstancias —exiliado en Brasil durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial—, es probablemente uno de los estudios biográficos más amenos que he leído nunca.

    9. En los últimos días de su vida, retirado en un exilio forzoso, Stefan Zweig escribe -como puede- un ensayo apologético sobre la figura de Michel de Montaigne. Zweig conoció la barbarie del siglo XX y descubrió que su época estaba signada por un mal cada vez más invasivo: la pérdida de la libertad. En ese contexto, redescubre al ensayista francés con la significación que le provee la quizás más notoria actitud montaigneana: una resistencia casi absoluta a la cesión de la libertad ind [...]

    10. I have to admit being a little biased with this book as Montaigne is my all time third favourite philosopher behind Socrates and Neechy. I liked this little book by Zweig and decided to read it having finished Chess Story not that long ago. The book is a very short book about the life of Michel De Montaigne. If you don’t know who Montaigne is then kindly defriend me (just kidding). He was basically a rich aristocratic dude born around the 15oos in France. I didn’t realise this but he was hal [...]

    11. I’ve read around Montaigne and now have tackled a bit of his writing with the delicate and sensitive help of Zweig. This book is a fine meditation on a freethinker’s life— especially for our chaotic days. “He who thinks freely for himself, honors all freedom on earth.”and conversely, “Que sais-je?”

    12. A marvelous little study in which Zweig clearly casts Montaigne as a proto-Zweig. Also confirms that Montaigne, anticipating Rousseau, is the antithesis of Augustine--and yet also so close.

    13. I received an ARC from Pushkin Press through Edelweiss.Stefan Zweig was forced to flee his home in Austria as the Nazis were taking control of his motherland. For years he wandered around Europe as a nomad with no real place to call home. As Europe is ravaged by war, he finds his way to the German community of Petropolis in Brazil and in 1941 he decides to write this brief biography of Michel de Montaigne with whose life he identifies on many levels.Montaigne comes from a long line of hardworkin [...]

    14. E noi che ci lamentiamo della scarsa memoria…Un uomo nobile d'animo, che ha rifiutato il mondo della politica, delle cariche, degli affari per mantenersi libero pensatore. Un uomo che sembra volesse a tutti i costi evitare di mettersi in mostra, ma non per viltà ma per il desiderio di sviluppare la propria personalità e la propria unicità. Tutti hanno limiti, debolezze e soggiaciono alla comune legge di vita e di morte, ma per Montaigne ognuno ha il suo peculiare modo di pensare. Un uomo in [...]

    15. Hace unos años tuve ocasión de ver una serie documental presentada y escrita por Alain de Botton, basada en su libro 'Las consolaciones de la filosofía', que trataba de cómo la filosofía podía ayudarnos en nuestra vida diaria. La serie explicaba cómo las ideas de los filósofos se pueden aplicar a cualquier problema que tengamos. Dividida en varios capítulos, cada uno de ellos dedicado a un filósofo y a una idea concreta, hubo uno que me interesó especialmente, un hombre que vivió en [...]

    16. MONTAIGNE-Bir zamanlar Montaigne gibi bir insanın yaşamış olması, bütün şu yeryüzünde yaşamanın hazzını gerçekten artırıyor (Nietzsche)NTAIGNE,-kendini vermeye her zaman hazırdır; kendini adamaya ise asla.-kendi kişiliğinde, tüm zamanlar için geçerli insanı sergileyip anlatmıştır.-Shakespeare'nin hocası, kralların danışmanı, kendi dilinin övünç kaynağı ve yeryüzündeki özgür düşüncenin koruyucusudur.-en çok hoşlandığı şeyler, okumak, dostlarıyla [...]

    17. Aparte de otra exposición del dominio de Zweig de las palabras, "Montaigne" es un reflejo de la búsqueda de la esencia de la vida; a través de la vida de Michel de Montaigne, Zweig plantea unas preguntas que nos invitan a replantear nuestra manera de ver la vida: somos quienes realmente queremos ser? o somos producto de las circumstancias y situaciones que nos rodean? o acaso el punto medio entre estos dos caminos? Lo asombroso es que si bien Michel de Montaigne parece no haber llegado a una [...]

    18. I love Stefan Zweig's writing. Just a couple of days ago, I read another biography of Montaigne, so it didn't take much for me download this short biography. What's interesting about this book is that Zweig wrote this near the end of his life, living in exile. He came across a copy of Montaigne's Essays.It has certainly encouraged me to keep reading Montaigne.

    19. Toot toot! It's Montaigne, the bald man who was woken up with flute all his childhood. What did he do? Whatever he wanted. What did he want? To not do what everybody else wanted. How did this end? With him becoming one of the greatest and most inspiring thinkers of all time. Would he approve of this review? Absolutely not.

    20. Salvo por algunos descuidos en la traducción, en general me pareció un excelente ensayo, uno intimista y lateralmente confesional, que en realidad dice más de Zweig que de Montaigne.

    21. «Lo soy todo menos un escritor de libros. Mi tarea consiste en dar forma a mi vida. Es mi único oficio, mi única vocación».

    22. In "Three Guineas," Virginia Woolf asks what can we do to prevent war. She comes up with a series of practical answers to the question in a flourish of rhetoric and rhetorical analysis. Writing at roughly the same time as Woolf and reacting to the same plague of tyranny and fascism that has beset Europe, Stefan Zweig takes a different tack. In his slender volume on Montaigne, Zweig asks: "In such epochs where the highest values of life – our peace, our independence, our basic rights, all that [...]

    23. Bir yerde tutarsızlık vardı kitapta, ama çok sevdim kitabı. Hayata bir de böyle bakabilmemi sağladı. Montaigne kesinlikle acemi bir yazardan ötesi

    24. Pero lo que a mí me interesa e importa de Montaigne hoy es cómo, en una época parecida a la nuestra, supo ser interiormente libre, y cómo, al leerlo, nos sentimos fortalecidos por su pensamiento. Lo veo como patriarca, patrono y amigo de todo homme libre [hombre libre] sobre la tierra, como el mejor maestro de esta nueva y sin embargo eterna ciencia de seguir siendo uno mismo frente a todos y a todo. Pocas personas de este mundo han luchado con más honradez y encono por mantener puro e impe [...]

    25. Πέρα από την ζωή του Montaigne, που παρουσιάζεται με τον ιδιαίτερο τρόπο του Zweig αισθάνεται κανείς ότι μέσα από αυτήν την βιογραφία, ξεπηδούν οι αγωνίες, οι προβληματισμοί και η απόγνωση του ίδιου του συγγραφέα. Εξαιρετικό.

    26. Satranç ile oluşmaya başlayan Stefan Zweig hayranlığım bu kitap ile kesinleşmiş oldu. Bu kitap Zweig'in yazdığı son kitap ve sonrasında eşiyle birlikte intihar ediyor. O yüzden oldukça merak ettim çünkü normal bir kitap da değil, ondan 300 yıl öncesinde yaşayan bir başka yazar, soylu Montaigne'e ait bir biyografi. Bir insan yazdığı son şeylerin neden bir başkasının biyografisi olmasını ister ki, diye düşünürken okumaya başladım. Ve okudukça anladım Zweig'i [...]

    27. "Montaigne's Essays - Notes taken from 0-14-017897-X edition28Excellent memories are often coupled with feeble judgements. (On Liars)31There are a thousand ways of missing the bull's eye, onlyy one of hitting it. (On Liars)37It is no surprise to me that the imagination should bring fevers and deathh to those who allow it free play and encourage it. (On the Power of Imagination)80Eloquence is harmful to the subject when it calls our attention to itself. (On the Education of Children)101A unique a [...]

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