Confessions (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions is the first modern autobiography, and arguably the most influential autobiography ever written. What we think of as the "self," our self-sufficient identity, finds its roots in the Confessions. Rousseau's great autobiography speaks to us with a voice that is as relevant today as it was revolutionary and unsettling in the eighteenth century.

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Confessions (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions is the first modern autobiography, and arguably the most influential autobiography ever written. What we think of as the "self," our self-sufficient identity, finds its roots in the Confessions. Rousseau's great autobiography speaks to us with a voice that is as relevant today as it was revolutionary and unsettling in the eighteenth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411467637
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,280,339
  • File size: 3 MB

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau is, in the view of many, the greatest prose stylist of the eighteenth century. He is also the most significant political theorist of the Enlightenment (of particular note are the Discourse on Inequality and the Social Contract), the greatest theoretician of education (with Emile), and author of eighteenth-century France's most successful novel, Julie or the New Heloïse. He also made important contributions to music, theater, and botany.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2003

    The genius as egocentric nudnik

    This is a turning point book in Western civilization, a great landmark in the exploration and discovery of the Self. Rousseau goes into more intimate and petty detail about his life than anyone has ever done before. At times this is amusing, very often it is boring. What is surprising is that it is by any standards a revelation of the genius as such a contemptible person. This is revealed especially in his relation to his own children, who he does his best to be rid of as soon as possible, and his terrible relation to the mother of his children. This work opened the way to Romantic subjectivity and the modern making the self the center of Literature and the world. The question for the reader is how much of this they will be able to take before they begin to feel sick.

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    Jus wanna see what this looks like

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