Le monument poétique de J.-J. Rousseau : L'Ile de St. Pierre
Keywords:J.-J. Rousseau, autobiography, language, testimony, fiction, imagination
The unstable genre of Rousseau's Reverie set in motion a movement between biography and narration, testimony and poetic fiction in the wake of Montaigne. In his Reverie, Rousseau builds up a space where he is composed by refraction and displacement. The autobiographical process of writing is a kind of dialectical process between the subject writing about himself and the grammatical person that pertains to language.