This essay describes a virtually unknown French revolutionary edition of Rousseau's Social Contract and reconstructs the trajectory of its appearance, disappearance, and reappearance. The purpose of the essay is to show that formal analysis and narrative are inseparable in the act of interpretation and that neither mode of interpretation can escape the historicity of the object.
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Carla Hesse; A Fugitive Book. Representations 1 November 2008; 104 (1): 37–49. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2008.104.1.37
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