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In Montaigne's tower : essays
Masters, Hilary.
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Publication Information:
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
ix, 167 pages ; 24 cm
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PS3563.A82 I52 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In Montaigne's Tower is an engaging collection of personal essays written in the discursive mode of Montaigne by an author known for his distinctive use of memory. Hilary Masters defines the present moment as he uses his own perceptions, experiences, and sensibilities to examine familiar subjects like politics, human sexuality, abandonment, family relations, and even death. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Hilary Masters (February 3, 1928 - June 14, 2015) was an American writer. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of poet Edgar Lee Masters. He attended Davidson College from 1944-1946, then served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 -1947 as a naval correspondent. He completed his BA at Brown University in 1952. His books included Post: A Fable, In Rooms of Memory: Essays, Last Stands: Notes From Memory and How the Indians Buried Their Dead: Stories. He died in his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at age 87.

Table of Contents

Going to Cubap. 1
Making It Upp. 21
Disorderly Conductp. 28
About Hilaryp. 49
Passing through Pittsburghp. 53
My Father's Imagep. 60
Leaving the Partyp. 65
Everyone Was Alive in 1924p. 72
Brother Storyp. 76
Winfield Townley Scottp. 85
So Long, Natty Bumppop. 98
Connectionsp. 103
A Day in Burgundyp. 117
The Shape of the Riverp. 132
In Montaigne's Towerp. 136
Son of Spoon Riverp. 144
Three Places in Ohiop. 152
Acknowledgmentsp. 165