When I am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She is Not Playing with Me? - Saul Frampton

When I am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She is Not Playing with Me? by Saul Frampton offers a celebration of perhaps the most joyful and yet profound of all Renaissance writers, whose work went on to have a huge impact on Shakespeare, and whose writings offer a user's guide to existence even to the present day. In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and retired to his chateau to brood on his own private grief - the deaths of his best friends, his father, his brother, and most recently his first-born child. But finding his mind agitated rather than settled by this idleness, Montaigne began to write, giving birth to the Essays - short prose explorations of an amazing variety of topics. And gradually, over the course of his writing Montaigne began to turn his back upon his stoical pessimism, and engage in a new philosophy of life, in which living is to be embraced in all its sensory, exuberant vitality - the smell of his doublet, the pleasures of friendship, the intelligence of his cat and the flavour of his wine.

Book Title: 

When I am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She is Not Playing with Me?

Subtitle: 

Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life

Author: 

Frampton, Saul

Publisher: 

Pantheon Books

Edition: 

First US

Year Published: 

2011

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780375424717

Pages: 

300

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

21.6 × 14.7 × 2.7 cm

Book Weight: 

0.996 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R468.00

Price: 

R130.00

In Stock: 

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