A Left Hand Like God: Study of Boogie-woogie by Peter J. Silvester

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Nonetheless, the paranoiac fear of expropriation and self-oblivion would eventually haunt the exculpatory, self-justifying Confessions themselves. Hence we have the subsequent autobiographical supplements of the Dialogues and the Rêveries du promeneur solitaire. The project of self-introspection and self-formation leads to a frightful repetition compulsion, the need to write over and over again. They are all in a sense fruitless attempts to reappropriate in writing what has been lost in writing.

In his own judgment, this Genevan Icarus clearly went too far in following his surrogate father’s advice—“[Diderot] exhorted me to give my ideas wings [“de donner l’essor à mes idées”]. . /). In retrospect, Rousseau realized that he had written a monumentum—an act of remembrance, a public work, but also a tombstone. ]), which implies, needless to say, that part of him already had. Hence Rousseau referred to having fallen into writing (“je tombai”), deliriously believing that by writing more, he could emerge from this tombeau.

Before this entrance into authorship, a general obscurity prevails. ” The reminiscences of Madame de Vandeul, Diderot’s daughter, which otherwise serve as a rich and detailed source of information, have practically nothing to offer. For a man who was fond of relating anecdotes from his life, this lacuna is particularly striking. One is led to sense feelings of shame or embarrassment, a desire to conceal a time when somebody was simply nobody, and this indeed is the overall tone one finds in the passage cited above.

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