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Jean-Jacques Rousseau : music, illusion, and desire

Author: Michael O'Dea
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau takes his articles on music for the Encyclopedie as its starting point and suggests that, although neglected by most writers on Rousseau, they provide a unique insight into his early thinking on aesthetics, affectivity and desire. Before denouncing the arts in the First Discourse or offering an ideal of self-sufficient solitude in the Second Discourse, Rousseau celebrates the
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Genre/Form: Music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Dea
ISBN: 0312125704 9780312125707 0333634004 9780333634004
OCLC Number: 31660990
Description: viii, 284 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements - Introduction - The Early Musical Writings - Music, Imitation and Illusion - Desire and the Danger of Marrying Berenice - Social Order and 'le pays des chimeres' - Les Confessions: 'Ivresse, delire, folies' - Dialogues and Reveries:Un monde ideal semblable au notre' - Conclusion - Notes - Bibliography - Index
Responsibility: Michael O'Dea.

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