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Autobiography of Solomon Maimon : the complete translation

Author: Salomon Maimon; Yitzhak Y Melamed; Abraham P Socher; Gideon Freudenthal; Paul Reitter
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Solomon Maimon's autobiography has delighted readers for more than two hundred years, from Goethe, Schiller, and George Eliot to Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. The American poet and critic Adam Kirsch has named it one of the most crucial Jewish books of modern times. Here is the first complete and annotated English edition of this enduring and lively work. Born into a down-on-its-luck provincial Jewish family in  Read more...
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Maimon, Salomon, 1754-1800.
Autobiography of Solomon Maimon.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1005117565
Named Person: Salomon Maimon; Salomon Maimon
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salomon Maimon; Yitzhak Y Melamed; Abraham P Socher; Gideon Freudenthal; Paul Reitter
ISBN: 9781400890446 1400890446
OCLC Number: 1053623528
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Translator's Note; Maimon's Autobiography: A Guide for the Perplexed; Original Editor's Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1: My Grandfather's Household; Chapter 2: Earliest Childhood Memories; Chapter 3: Private Education and Independent Study; Chapter 4: Jewish Schools. The Joy of Being Delivered from Them Results in a Stiff Foot; Chapter 5: My Family Is Driven into Poverty, and an Old Servant's Great Loyalty Costs Him a Christian Burial; Chapter 6: New Residence, New Misery. The Talmudist; Chapter 7: Happiness Turns Out to Be Short-Lived. Chapter 8: The Student Knows More Than the Teacher. A Theft à la Rousseau Is Discovered. The Pious Man Wears What the Godless Man ProcuresChapter 9: Love Affairs. Marriage Proposals. The Song of Solomon Can Be Used as a Matchmaking Device. Smallpox; Chapter 10: People Fight over Me. I Suddenly Go from Having No Wives to Having Two. In the End, I Wind Up Being Kidnapped; Chapter 11: Marrying as an Eleven Year Old Makes Me into My Wife's Slave and Results in Beatings at the Hands of My Mother-in-Law. A Spirit of Flesh and Blood. Chapter 12: Marital Secrets. Prince R., or the Things One Isn't Allowed to Do in PolandChapter 13: Striving for Intellectual Growth amidst the Eternal Struggle against All Kinds of Misery; Chapter 14: I Study the Kabbalah, and Finally Become a Doctor; Chapter 15: Brief Account of the Jewish Religion, from Its Origins to the Present; Chapter 16: Jewish Piety and Exercises in Penance; Chapter 17: Friendship and Rapture; Chapter 18: Life as a Tutor; Chapter 19: Another Secret Society and Therefore a Long Chapter. Chapter 20: Continuation of the Story, as well as Some Thoughts on Religious MysteriesChapter 21: Trips to Königsberg, Stettin, and Berlin, to Further My Understanding of Humanity; Chapter 22: My Misery Reaches Its Nadir. Rescue; PREFACE TO THE SECOND BOOK; Introduction: Expansion of My Knowledge and Development of My Character. On Both of Which the Writings of the Famous Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon Had the Greatest Influence. Precise Account of These Writings; Chapter 1: More Newochim: Its Plan, Goal, and Method. Theologica Politica.
Responsibility: edited by Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Abraham P. Socher ; translated by Paul Reitter ; with an afterword by Gideon Freudenthal.

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