New Rousseau biography

by Chris Bertram on November 6, 2005

A friend alerts me by email that a new Rousseau biography is out in the US. “Jean-Jacques Rousseau: An Unruly Mind”: by Leo Damrosch is “reviewed in the books section of the NYT”: today. It is hard to see how this will better Cranston, although Cranston unfortunately died before he completed his final volume (it was finished by someone else and is the thinnest of the three). I’m off to the US tomorrow, and will get myself a copy of Damrosch’s book asap.



Chris Brooke 11.06.05 at 4:13 am

Also recently in French is Monique & Bernard Cottret, Rousseau en son temps (Perrin, 2005), a 906 page doorstop of a volume.


Matt 11.06.05 at 9:52 am

Where in the US will you be?


Chris Bertram 11.06.05 at 10:54 am

Boston > New York > Wisconsin.


Matt 11.06.05 at 7:16 pm

Well, too far away from me to offer to buy you a drink. Next time, maybe.


chris bertram 11.07.05 at 12:01 am

Thanks for the thought anyway!


Kenny Easwaran 11.07.05 at 1:26 am

Re: 1 – if you’re going to talk about something in French, it had better be those riots!


hilzoy 11.08.05 at 12:25 am

“is the thinnest of the three”

Understatement of the year award.


Jackmormon 11.11.05 at 3:43 pm

Leo Damrosch is a terrific writer; I’ll be looking for this Rousseau book.

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