Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Confession
In 2 vols.
Composite a handmade binding: genuine leather, marbled paper
Composite case handmade: faux leather, marble paper
Format 152х215 mm
V. 1 – 338, vol. 2 – 462 p.
Paper GardaPat (Italy)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) – one of the key figures of European culture. His ideas blew up France and aroused Europe. Even Napoleon believed Russo's figure, his equal, when he wrote that "the future will show, would it not be better for mankind if neither Rousseau nor I had ever existed." "Confessions" Rousseau on the right is considered the most famous work of the autobiographical genre in the world literature. Leo Tolstoy wrote that the affair was for him an unattainable model of literary revelation.
The money that I have, is the instrument of liberty; money which we pursue, is the instrument of slavery.
If people could read in the hearts of each other, there would be more people willing to descend than eager to rise.
Difficult to admit not that crime, and that it is ridiculous and shameful.
To be honest with myself for their benefit - cheating; lying for the benefit of another - forgery; to lie in order to injure, is slander; it's the worst kind of lie. To lie without the benefit and detriment of themselves and the other does not mean to lie: it's not cheating, it's fiction.
The lack of memory always kept me at that happy stage when you know enough enough to make all you were new, and enough to have everything clearly.
I felt that if I write for bread, you'll ruin your talent, for it is I have not so much in skillful pen, as in the heart, generated by the elevated and noble manner of thinking, which is only one and could feed it. Nothing powerful, nothing great can't get out from under the corrupt pen.