( Download Book ) ♡ The Backward Look: Memory and Writing Self in France 1580-1920 ♍ MOBI eBook or Kindle ePUB free

( Download Book ) ♪ The Backward Look: Memory and Writing Self in France 1580-1920 ♿ Theories of memory and fictional recreations of the remembering mind have occupied a central place in French literature since Montaigne The author investigates the shifting relation between cognitive or scientific memory and emotional or spiritual recollection in a series of major writers from the th to the th centuries Her study focuses on the th century, where the interplay between memory and imagination and the link between self knowledge and self presentation are shown to be exceptionally fertile The philosophical, scientific and fictional writings of Diderot and the novels and autobiographical works of Rousseau are central to this ground breaking work, which should be of interest to all readers concerned with the specificity of the French literary tradition