Cover Photo: a grey-brown bronze statue of Michel de Montaigne, depicted here as an aging man with a bald head, a mustache, and short beard, wearing a neck ruff, robes, and a chain of office
Photograph by Jim Hobbs/Flickr

My Father, Montaigne, and the Art of Living

When my father died in 2012, I inherited his well-read copy of Montaigne’s ‘Essais.’

Essais

EssaisLibrary of . . .

Essais

Essais

French Without Toilun papale papamon papa

We’ll see if she becomes a Francophile like me!What do I know?

Le Monde diplomatique

Le Monde diplomatiquel’arabe, une “langue de France” sacrifiéeles révolutions de Rousseau

Essais

Essais

A longtime resident of Tokyo, Ann Tashi Slater teaches at a Japanese university. Her work has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, AGNI, Granta, and the Huffington Post, among others. www.anntashislater.com