Confessions - Oxford World's Classics by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"No one can write a man's life except himself." In his confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his modest childhood in Geneva,…
"No one can write a man's life except himself." In his confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his modest childhood in Geneva, through international fame as a Parisian novelist and philosopher, to his exile, persecution by governments, and disenchantment with the world of modern civilization. In an attempt to explain who he is and how he has become the object of admiration and ill-treatment of others, Rousseau analyzes with a unique look the relationship between the puzzling inner self and the diversity of social identities that led to its adoption.
The book clearly illustrates the mix of moods and motivations behind CV writing: challenge and weakness, self-exploration, denial, emotion, confusion, and separation. Above all, the confessions are Rousseau's research, through every source of language, to convey what he dislikes from putting into words: the personal quality of the individual's existence.
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