Romanticism and Civilization: Love, Marriage, and Family in Rousseau's Julie

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Romanticism and Civilization examines romantic alternatives to modern life in Rousseau's foundational novel Julie. It argues that Julie is a response to the ills of modern civilization, and that Rousseau saw that the Enlightenment's combination of science and of democracy degraded human life by making it bourgeois. The bourgeois is man uprooted by science and attached to nothing but himself. He lives a commercial life and his materialism and calculations penetrate all aspects of his existence. He is neither citizen, nor ...

Romanticism and Civilization: Love, Marriage, and Family in Rousseau's Julie 2017, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9781498527477

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