HAT Book Group meeting, Sunday Jan 8, 11-12:30: Montaigne

The HAT book reading group will meet next:
Sunday, January 8th, 2012, from 11:00-12:30 at OISE, 252 Bloor Street W.

We will be discussing selected essays from the work of Michel de Montaigne, one of the earliest influences on the Humanist project:

One edition is: Essays by Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592. Translated by: Florio, John, 1553?-1625. Year/Format: 2005
The edition has 5 copies in the library

There are many editions of Montaigne's essays and many volumes, so we suggest we read some of them and share our insights. Montaigne writes about vanity, the value of friendship, constancy, idleness, liars, virtue, cowardice, prognostication, cannibals, the greatness of Rome, "That to Study Philosophy Is to Learn to Die," and a host of other topics.

Filled with insights and keen observations that have inspired later writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Bacon, Voltaire, Rousseau, Flaubert, Virginia Woolf, and Roland Barthes, the Essays of Montaigne should be on the shelf of every student, scholar, and book lover.

All welcome