That Rousseau broadcast

by Chris Bertram on April 13, 2004

The programme about Rousseau that “I blogged about”: the other day “is available on-line”: (though I think this link may only work for about a week). I thought it was pretty good on the whole. Though it didn’t resolve the Derbyshire–Staffordshire controversy, it should have made listeners curious to read or re-read Rousseau’s autobiographies and there were some entertaining musical excerpts as well as contributions from such eminent Rousseau scholars as John Scott and John Hope Mason. Recommended.



nnyhav 04.13.04 at 2:14 pm

As a matter of curiousity, WGSebald’s walking tour The Rings of Saturn is structurally patterned after Rousseau’s Reveries of a Solitary Walker; has this any relevance to time spent in Whate’ershire?


Chris Bertram 04.13.04 at 2:53 pm

The walks of the Reveries take place around Paris, though the text refers to many other locations that Rousseau was familiar with. And they belong to a later period of his life than his stay in England.

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