My Father, Montaigne, and the Art of Living
When my father died in 2012, I inherited his well-read copy of Montaigne’s ‘Essais.’
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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
Ann Tashi Slater's work has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Guernica, Tin House, AGNI, Granta, and the HuffPost, among others, and she's a contributing editor at Tricycle. She recently finished a memoir about reconnecting with her Tibetan roots. Visit her at: www.anntashislater.com.
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