On Getting Beat to the PunchDecember 21, 2010 at 7:52 AM | Posted in Montaigne, Writers | Leave a comment
Tags: Montaigne, NY Times, Sarah Bakewell
It is simultaneously annoying and gratifying when you see in print an idea you’ve had yourself. This was my reaction in seeing, in Saturday’s NY Times (12-18-10) the following article by Patricia Cohen, Conversation Across Centuries With the Father of All Bloggers.
It was just the other day when, in my post Montaigne: the First Ascent, I announced my plan to blog both on Montaigne and the new book by Sarah Bakewell, How to Live – Or a life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer. Integral to my plan to was to discuss Montaigne as a blogger. I’ve thought this for quite a while, I swear I have!
So, read the article, it is unfortunately very good.