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|Genre/Form:||Translations into English
Early works to 1800
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
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, c2004
|Named Person:||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
|Description:||xxviii, 406 p. : ill.|
|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.
|Responsibility:||edited and translated by Allan Bloom, Charles Butterworth, and Christopher Kelly.|
These two thinkers confront the issues surrounding public support for the arts through d'Alembert's original proposal, Rousseau's attack, and the first English translation of d'Alembert's response as well as correspondence relating to the exchange.".
"The volume also contains Rousseau's own writings for the theater, including plays and libretti for operas, most of which have never been translated into English. Among them, Le Devin du village was the most popular French opera of the eighteenth century, while his late work Pygmalion is a profound meditation on the relation between an artist and his creation. This volume offers English readers a unique opportunity to appreciate Rousseau's writings for the theater as well as his attack on the theater as a public institution."--BOOK JACKET.