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This anthology features unabridged translations of Diderot's best work as a literary artist, including those writings that embody his most original and influential ideas.

A reprint of the Library of Liberal Arts edition of 1964.

Author Biography: Jacques Barzun is Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University.

Author Biography: Ralph H. Bowen is Professor Emeritus of History, Northern Illinois University.

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Editorial Reviews

Enthusiasts of Diderot and students of the Enlightenment will take pleasure in this group of new translations of several short works from his later career carried out by two senior scholars of history, Barzun (emeritus, Columbia U.) and Bowen (emeritus, Northern Illinois U.). Barzun translates , Bowen translates and five more short works; they provide a preface for each. There is an introduction but no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From the Publisher

It's the best edition and the best translation available, one of Jacques Barzun's most outstanding gifts to teachers. Bravo! --William R. Everdell, St. Ann's School

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872204867
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 317
  • Sales rank: 988,588
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacques Barzun is Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University.

Ralph H. Bowen is Professor Emeritus of History, Northern Illinois University

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Table of Contents

Rameau's Nephew 8
D'Alembert's Dream 92
Supplement to Bougainville's "Voyage" 179
The Two Friends from Bourbonne 231
A Conversation Between a Father and His Children 246
The Encyclopedia 277
Regrets on Parting with My Old Dressing Gown 309
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