RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42954165 LA English T1 Confessions A1 Rousseau, Jean-Jacques,, Scholar, Angela., Coleman, Patrick., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 2000 SN 0192822756 9780192822758 AB "In his Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) tells the story of his life, from the formative experiences 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 modern world. 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. 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." "This translation includes the preface to the Neuchatel manuscript, which provides insights into Rousseau's conception of autobiography."--BOOK JACKET.