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To gulp, rather than to taste – a review by Chris Townsend

A wonderful review of Michel de Montaigne's Drawn From Life, introduced by Tim Parks:

"Drawn From Life does not display a clear logic to the path it cuts through the Essays, but to do so might be to miss the point; Montaigne meanders, digresses, diverges, and the essays are, after all, discrete and discontinuous units…"

Chris dissects the essay and its importance in modern times as "both a resistance and contribution to our dominant digital paradigms, of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’" and his description of "the essay as a display case, as a constellation of fascinating tidbits" is just perfect!

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