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Les Reveries Du Promenueur Solitaire: Reveries of a Solitary Walker

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Reveries of a Solitary Walker has been described as the most beautiful book composed by Rousseau, comprising a series of exquisitely crafted essays. It has been argued that each of the ten walks in Rousseau's book have a unique musical tonality combined with internal variations. "He struck a new romantic note by suggesting that the meditative spirit may always find in nature something responsive to its mood." Before Rousseau's book the word "reverie" had a negative connotation: a 1771 dictionary defined the word as "ridiculous imagination" or "anxieties and cares that preoccupy the mind." Through his book, Rousseau helped create a positive connotation for the word by reveling in experiences that circumvented conscious thought.

Rêveries d'un promeneur solitaire a été décrit comme le plus beau livre composé par Rousseau, comprenant une série d'essais délicieusement conçus. Il a fait valoir que chacun des dix promenades dans le livre de Rousseau ont une tonalité musicale unique combinée avec des variations internes. "Il a frappé une nouvelle note romantique en suggérant que l'esprit méditatif peut toujours trouver quelque chose dans la nature sensible à son humeur." Avant le livre de Rousseau le mot «rêverie» a une connotation négative: un dictionnaire 1771 définit le mot comme «imagination ridicule» ou «les angoisses et les soucis qui préoccupent l'esprit." A travers son livre, Rousseau a contribué à créer une connotation positive pour le mot en se complaire dans des expériences qui contournées la pensée consciente

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Author(s):
Rousseau, J.
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1942
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
125
Publisher:
University of Manchester

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Reveries of a Solitary Walker has been described as the most beautiful book composed by Rousseau, comprising a series of exquisitely crafted essays. It has been argued that each of the ten walks in Rousseau's book have a unique musical tonality combined with internal variations. "He struck a new romantic note by suggesting that the meditative spirit may always find in nature something responsive to its mood." Before Rousseau's book the word "reverie" had a negative connotation: a 1771 dictionary defined the word as "ridiculous imagination" or "anxieties and cares that preoccupy the mind." Through his book, Rousseau helped create a positive connotation for the word by reveling in experiences that circumvented conscious thought.

Rêveries d'un promeneur solitaire a été décrit comme le plus beau livre composé par Rousseau, comprenant une série d'essais délicieusement conçus. Il a fait valoir que chacun des dix promenades dans le livre de Rousseau ont une tonalité musicale unique combinée avec des variations internes. "Il a frappé une nouvelle note romantique en suggérant que l'esprit méditatif peut toujours trouver quelque chose dans la nature sensible à son humeur." Avant le livre de Rousseau le mot «rêverie» a une connotation négative: un dictionnaire 1771 définit le mot comme «imagination ridicule» ou «les angoisses et les soucis qui préoccupent l'esprit." A travers son livre, Rousseau a contribué à créer une connotation positive pour le mot en se complaire dans des expériences qui contournées la pensée consciente

Author(s):
Rousseau, J.
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1942
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
125
Publisher:
University of Manchester

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