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The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Dec 21, 09

Read in November, 2009

Amazingly, Rousseau's fetish for being spanked and exposing himself in alleyways are not the most intriguing things in this book.
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Modern Hermeneut It was presumably after reading The Confessions that Freud -- as I recently learned -- diagnosed Rousseau as a paranoid schizophrenic. The great psychiatrist compared the Frenchman favorably (or unfavorably, depending on your perspective) to his patient, Carl Liebman, a repressed gay Yalie who was convinced that ejaculation constituted genocide against his "spermanimalcules."

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