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Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Transparency and Obstruction

Jean Starobinski, one of Europe’s foremost literary critics, examines the life that led Rousseau, who so passionately sought open, transparent communication with others, to accept and even foster obstacles that permitted him to withdraw into himself. First published in France in 1958, Jean-Jacques Rousseau remains Starobinski’s most important achievement and, arguably, the most comprehensive book ever written on Rousseau. The text has been extensively revised for this edition and is published here along with seven essays on Rousseau that appeared between 1962 and 1970.

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Author: Jean Starobinski

Editor/Translator: Arthur Goldhammer, Robert J. Morrissey,

Edition: 1st THUS

Binding: Paperback

Manufacturer: University of Chicago Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 464

Product group: Book

Studio: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: May 1, 1988

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Pages: 464

EAN: 9780226771281

ISBN: 0226771288

ASIN: 0226771288

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Art Goldhammer
Writer, translator, scholar, blogger on French Politics, affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies, writes for The American Prospect, The Nation, etc.