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The role of the reader in Rousseau's Confessions

by Catherine A Beaudry | 01 January 1992
Hardback
Synopsis
Jean-Jacques Rousseau created the autobiographical genre in 1766 when he began his Confessions. Before him, readers were familiar with Christian apologetics and memoirs, but not with a modern autobiography. This book examines the role Rousseau requires his rhetorical reader to play, if he be in earnest, and it offers the contrasting reactions of real readers who when faced with the final version of the text were stunned by what they read, for the Confessions went far beyond all expectations in their belligerence, their intimacy of detail and their overwhelming critique of the social institutions of the ancien regime. The study shows how readers past and present refer time and again to the same passages, always heavily embedded with caveats and exhortations to the reader.
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Synopsis
Jean-Jacques Rousseau created the autobiographical genre in 1766 when he began his Confessions. Before him, readers were familiar with Christian apologetics and memoirs, but not with a modern autobiography. This book examines the role Rousseau requires his rhetorical reader to play, if he be in earnest, and it offers the contrasting reactions of real readers who when faced with the final version of the text were stunned by what they read, for the Confessions went far beyond all expectations in their belligerence, their intimacy of detail and their overwhelming critique of the social institutions of the ancien regime. The study shows how readers past and present refer time and again to the same passages, always heavily embedded with caveats and exhortations to the reader.
€43.40
130 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780820416472
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 01/01/1992
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays
No. of Pages - 174
Weight - 380
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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