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Letter to D'Alembert and writings for the theater

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Allan David Bloom; Charles E Butterworth; Christopher Kelly; Jean Le Rond d' Alembert
Publisher: Hanover : Dartmouth College : Published by the University Press of New England, ©2004.
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"In 1758, Jean Le Rond d'Alembert proposed the public establishment of a theater in Geneva - and Jean-Jacques Rousseau vigorously objected. Their exchange, collected in volume ten of this acclaimed series, offers a classic debate over the political importance of the arts. As these two leading figures of the Enlightenment argue about censorship, popular versus high culture, and the proper role of women in society,
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Briefsammlung 1762-1765
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Letter to D'Alembert and writings for the theater.
Hanover : Dartmouth College : Published by the University Press of New England, ©2004
(OCoLC)603841232
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Allan David Bloom; Charles E Butterworth; Christopher Kelly; Jean Le Rond d' Alembert
ISBN: 1584653531 9781584653530
OCLC Number: 53090998
Description: xxviii, 406 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Operas, plays, and ballets. Iphis ; The discovery of the new world ; The prisoners of war ; The reckless pledge ; Harlequin in love in spite of himself ; Narcissus, or, the lover of himself ; The death of Lucretia ; The gallant muses ; The festivals of Ramire ; The village soothsayer ; Pygmalion --
Letter to d'Alembert and related writings. Geneva ; J.J. Rousseau, citizen of Geneva, to M. d'Alembert --
Correspondence relating to the Letter to d'Alembert. Letter of M. d'Alembert to M.J.J. Rousseau ; "Response to the anonymous letter written by members of the legal profession" ; Letter from Julien-David Leroy to Rousseau ; From Rousseau to Leroy.
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Responsibility: edited and translated by Allan Bloom, Charles Butterworth, and Christopher Kelly.
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