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This review is from: The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Much misunderstood and maligned, Rousseau was one of life's true independent spirits who influenced at least two nations with his philosophies.
I think any intuitive introvert will feel an affinity with J-J. A deep thinking, sensitive and introspective man who was misunderstood by contemporary French Enlightenment - concrete - thinkers such as Voltaire. He only achieved respect and recognition posthumously.
Controversial, humorous, honest, open - this is a biography of a man who was ready to lay his soul bare in order to be understood in a world where extroverted, judgemental thinking ruled - and still does.
I highly recommend this book to all.
Viva Le Rousseau!