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Confessions, volumes 1 and 2

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Genres:

Psychology

Description:

“Thus I have acted; these were my thoughts; such was I.” Rousseau’s lengthy and sometimes anguished dossier on the Self is one of the most remarkable and courageous works of introspection ever undertaken. Some readers may be repelled by his tendency to revel in embarrassing accounts of humiliation and fiasco, as if he were striving too hard to achieve an ultimate nakedness, a nakedness of the soul perhaps. Others may recall the compulsive self-searching of the narrator of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu, who also rather dwelt on the co-existence in the individual of the vile and the virtuous. The two opening volumes of the Confessions, presented in this inevitably censored edition of 1903, deal with the author’s childhood and callow adolescence. Here he is... (Summary by Martin Geeson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:31