IBNA- The online meeting, “Contemplations in the Essays of Montaigne” from the series of weekly programs of Tehran’s Book City Institute will be held on Tuesday, September 22.
Iranian expert Masoud Zanjani will deliver a lecture in the online event considering one of the most notable works of the prominent French philosopher and man of letter at 11 p.m.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) also known as Lord of Montaigne, was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with intellectual insight. His massive volume Essais contains some of the most influential essays ever written.
Montaigne's essay topics spanned the entire spectrum of the profound to the trivial, with titles ranging from "Of Sadness and Sorrow" and "Of Conscience" to "Of Smells" and "Of Posting" (referring to posting letters).
Montaigne wrote in a rather crafted rhetoric designed to intrigue and involve the reader, sometimes appearing to move in a stream-of-thought from topic to topic and at other times employing a structured style that gives more emphasis to the didactic nature of his work.
Those interested may follow the online program live on Instagram/bookcityculturalcenter.