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The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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"The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau" is a one-of-a-kind autobiography. Up until its publication in 1782, only two autobiographies had ever been written, and both were written by devout religious saints. Highly scandalous yet witty in nature, calling Rousseau's work an "autobiography" is a loose categorization of the text, as many of the stories and tales have been proven false. Yet Rousseau told the truth about the spirit of his life through the book. He creates a portrait of himself that he wanted readers to remember, drawing from a humorous inner-monologue that his "character" created. Critics and readers often refer to Rousseau as a "genius," not only for his other works, but mainly because of "Confessions." He took a risk in generating a contemptible persona as representative of his voice, but he then draws the reader to his side by his blatantly comical honesty. He is a gambler, a trickster, a gossip, and a mastermind all in one body. But aside from his comedy, Rousseau also discusses the difficulty of living in a culture that banned his earlier works and friends who betrayed him during the revolutionary times. It is a significant text because of its wit, its honesty, and its portrayal of French history and society.
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9780140440331
9780486794921
014044033
9781420948356
9781483073118
048679492
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subject_facet Authors, French -- 18th century -- Biography, Electronic books, Philosophy, French, Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, -- 1712-1778
title_display The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
title_full The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau [electronic resource] / Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau / translated and with an introduction by J.M. Cohen, The confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau [electronic resource] Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
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