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Jacques the Fatalist
by Denis Diderot

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Jacques the Fatalist by Denis Diderot Overview

Jacques the Fatalist is a provocative exploration of the problems of human existence, destiny, and free will. In the introduction to this brilliant translation, David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with fate and examines the experimental and influential literary techniques that make Jacques the Fatalist a classic of the Enlightenment.

Denis Diderot

About Jacques the Fatalist Description

Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent persona during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie. Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which emulated Laurence Sterne in challenging conventions

Data Book Jacques the Fatalist

Original Title Jacques le Fataliste et son maître ISBN 0192838741 (ISBN13: 9780192838742 ) Edition Language English Characters Jacques, Le maître (177)