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In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from the world of modern civilization. In trying to explain who he was and how he came to be the object of others' admiration and abuse, Rousseau analyses with unique insight the relationship between an elusive but essential inner self and the variety of social identities he was led to adopt. The book vividly illustrates the mixture of moods and motives that underlie the writing of autobiography: defiance and vulnerability, self-exploration and denial, passion, puzzlement, and detachment. Above all, Confessions is Rousseau's search, through every resource of language, to convey what he despairs of putting into words: the personal quality of one's own existence.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN:
9780199540037
Author:
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Scholar, Angela
Editor:
Coleman, Patrick
Author:
Coleman, Patrick
Author:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Author:
Scholar, Angela
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
French
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 1.2 in 1.081 lb

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