best english translation of montaigne's essays



I've been reading that one but it's still difficult to get through. Is the translation by Screech any better? Or anyone else? I'd really like to be able to read all his essays but feel discouraged by what seems to be the stilted nature of the translations. I understand he was writing in the 1500's but does the English have to be stuck in
Of modern translations, Donald Frame's is most read in the US, I believe, Michael Screech's in Britain. For my part, I prefer Frame's. Screech's is thoughtful and erudite but the style is perhaps a bit stilted. Of course Florio's translation has t...
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St. Petersburg, Russia: Continuing last week's thoughts on translation - is there a best English translation of Montaigne? I have a worn, Penguin paperback of selected essays translated by J.M. Cohen. Certainly Montaigne's humanity comes through in this edition as I suspect it would in any competent work. I can't imagine,
I do have the handsome Franklin library edition (an abridgement with only 29 of the total 107 essays) too with Donald Frome's translation, which falls between the two above, though closer to Cohen than Screech. Although the Cohen reads more naturally in modern English, I suspect the Screech to be
This new translation of Montaigne's immortal Essays received great acclaim when it was first published in The Complete Works of Montaigne in the 1957 edition. The New York Times said, It is a matter for rejoicing that we now have available a new translation that offers definite advantages over even the best of its
This new translation of Montaigne's immortal Essays received great acclaim when it was first published in The Complete Works of Montaigne in the 1957 edition. The New York Times said. ... to be the best collection. Best of all, the foreign quotes are already in english -- you don't have to look for them in footnotes. Warren.
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