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Montaigne “On Cruelty”: A Close Reading of a Classic Essay

Created August 3, 2015

Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), one of the most consequential writers of all time, was born into the French aristocracy and educated in the Latin and Greek classics at home by his father. Later, he studied law, became a distinguished public servant, and even advised several French kings. After the death of his father in 1571, Montaigne retired from public service to devote himself to reading and writing.

Montaigne “On Cruelty”: A Close Reading of a Classic Essay
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