Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)

Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)


In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the tale of his lifestyles, from the formative adventure of his humble early life in Geneva, during the fulfillment of overseas reputation as novelist and thinker in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by way of governments and alienated from the area of recent civilization. In attempting to clarify who he used to be and the way he got here to be the item of others' admiration and abuse, Rousseau analyses with particular perception the connection among an elusive yet crucial internal self and the range of social identities he was once ended in undertake. The publication vividly illustrates the combination of moods and explanations that underlie the writing of autobiography: defiance and vulnerability, self-exploration and denial, ardour, puzzlement, and detachment. chiefly, Confessions is Rousseau's seek, via each source of language, to show what he despairs of placing into phrases: the own caliber of one's personal existence.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different worthy gains, together with professional introductions by way of top specialists, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and masses more.

Show sample text content

Download sample