Tag: Montaigne

Young and Old and Montaigne

Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout just published a post about how he balances his affection for the past with a thirst for the new, and it reminded me of this passage in Montaigne in Barn Boots (out in paperback just yesterday) (Teachout graciously consented to be quoted elsewhere in the book): In his autobiography…View post

Montaigne in Paperback Today

View this post on Instagram Bigger, more important things happening today (I'll be swinging by my local town hall), but there's also this. A post shared by Michael Perry (@sneezingcow) on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:06am PST WHOOPS FORGOT TO POST THIS YESTERDAY Bigger, more important things happening today (I’ll be swinging by my local…View post

Montaigne And Privilege

From the “Roughneck Intersectionality” chapter of Montaigne in Barn Boots. One of the trickiest chapters I’ve ever written. I’d say I’m not sure I got it right, but it’s not about being right, it’s about trying to look in the mirror, ask the questions, and adjust accordingly. Project never ends. This book, I don’t know, it may…View post