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Fine. Signed. First Edition. Signed by Basil Guy on front free page: For Ted, Warm Regards from Basil. Ted is Prof. Walter (Ted) E. Rex (1927-2010), Emeritus Professor of French Literature, UC Berkeley. In 1975, Prof. Rex was offered for the first time, together with Professor Daniel Heartz of the Music Department, an interdisciplinary course on music and literature in the French 18th century (especially concerned with Rousseau and Diderot). A brilliant cellist, Rex was known on occasion to play musical examples for the st.
Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 0820440043. Front free endpaper removed, inscribed by one of the editors, crimped corners; otherwise text clean and solid; no dust jacket; Eighteenth-Century French Intellectual History, Vol. 8; 0.8 x 9 x 6.2 Inches; 292 pages; In 1756 Rousseau and Diderot were still close friends, and Rousseau was falling in love with the Countess d'Houdetot. The letters that make up the body of That Infernal Affair reveal the apparently sudden breakdown of these and other relationships of Rousseau, against a background of the Seven Years' War, the Lisbon earthquake, and the brutal judicial system of the Old Rgime in France. Rousseau's break with Diderot represents the watershed separating sentimental attitudes from the rationalism of Enlightenment (embodied in the Encyclopdie), a break that still colors Western thought. The letters (and the editors' preface, notes, and appendix) reveal not only the "facts" of the case and Rousseau's mental state but also the self-serving manipulation of documentary evidence by unscrupulous erstwhile "friends, " including Madame d'Epinay and her lover, Baron Grimm.
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