The order of the postings…

If you haven’t notices the postings so far have been of textbooks I have collected over the years. However, most of my collection is literary and critical. When will I get around to these? I am trying to preserve first the yellowing folio and paperback editions.

Currently reading Montaigne.

I’m currently reading Sarah Bakewell’s book on Montaigne.

What Bloggers Owe Montaigne
November 12, 2010 | by Sarah Bakewell
Reprint from the Paris Review

The weekend newspapers are full of them. Our computer screens are full of them. They go by different names—columns, opinion pieces, diaries, blogs—but personal essays are alive and well in the twenty-first century. They flourish just as they did in James Thurber’s and E. B. White’s twentieth-century New York, or in the nineteenth-century London of William Hazlitt and Charles Lamb. There seems no end to the appeal of the essayist’s basic idea: that you can write spontaneously and ramblingly about yourself and your interests, and that the world will love you for it.
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