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Diderot, Denis 1713-1784

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Most widely held works by Denis Diderot
Rameau's nephew; and other works by Denis Diderot( Book )

670 editions published between 1761 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 6,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two works in dialogue form blending irony and humor challenge eighteenth-century morals and conventions
The nun by Denis Diderot( Book )

795 editions published between 1796 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 4,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suzanne Simonin, an illegitimate teenage girl, suffers mental and physical abuse after being forced to become a nun in eighteenth-century France
Jacques the fatalist and his master by Denis Diderot( Book )

626 editions published between 1793 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 3,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacques the Fatalist is Diderot's answer to the problem of existence. If human beings are determined by their genes and their environment, how can they claim to be free to want or do anything? Where are Jacques and his Master going? Are they simply occupying space, living mechanically until they die, believing erroneously that they are in charge of their Destiny? Diderot intervenes to cheat our expectations of what fiction should be and do, and behaves like a provocative, ironic, and unfailingly entertaining master of revels which finally show why Fate is not to be equated with doom." "In the introduction to this new translation, David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with Fate and shows why Jacques the Fatalist pioneers techniques of action which, two centuries on, novelists still regard as experimental."--Jacket
Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers by Denis Diderot( Book )

348 editions published between 1750 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres romanesques by Denis Diderot( Book )

111 editions published between 1951 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman philosophique
Œuvres philosophiques by Denis Diderot( Book )

112 editions published between 1772 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The indiscreet jewels by Denis Diderot( Book )

250 editions published between 1748 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosopher, critic, novelist, and editor of the monumental Encyclopedie, Denis Diderot was one of the eighteenth century's most influential and provocative figures. For the first time complete in English translation, The Indiscreet Jewels is the earliest and, perhaps, most daring of Diderot's "philosophical" novels - a fearessly libertine fable on the order of such ribald classics as Boccaccio and Rabelais."--BOOK JACKET. "Published in 1748, with three chapters added later in the author's career, this extraordinary fiction is a take-off on the erotic-oriental tales popular at the time. Set in a sultan's court in the Congo, the novel begins with Mangogul (the Sultan) suffering from acute boredom, only to be rescued by a genie offering the potentate a magic ring that, when pointed at women, causes their genitals, or "jewels," to speak. The resulting story, exuberant and delightful in its wit and satire, was so openly irreverent and critical of the French Court at Versailles - with the Sultan as Louis XV and his favorite as Mme de Pompadour - that it secured its author some egregious trouble with the Parisian authorities."--BOOK JACKET. "But The Indiscreet Jewels is far from being just a political roman a clef. The Sultan's "scientific method" reveals an allegory of the female body, perennially silent, at last recovering its voice and daring to speak. What the "jewels" say is at once a parody and supreme example of the French Enlightenment's urge to seek knowledge above and beyond the hypocrisies, inhibitions, and limitations of everyday life."--BOOK JACKET
Œuvres by Denis Diderot( Book )

108 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in French and English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameld werk van de Franse auteur (1713-1784)
Œuvres esthétiques. [Textes établis, avec introductions, bibliographies, notes et relevés de variantes by Denis Diderot( Book )

115 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettre sur les aveugles by Denis Diderot( Book )

91 editions published between 1773 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au confluent de la philosophie, de la littérature et de la science, cette lettre occupe une place centrale dans l'oeuvre de l'auteur. Il s'affirme résolument matérialiste dans son analyse du comportement de deux aveugles-nés
Paradoxe sur le comédien by Denis Diderot( Book )

157 editions published between 1864 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Paradoxe sur le comédien est un dialogue en prose imaginé par Denis Diderot (1713-1784). Il est publié pour la première fois en 1830, à Paris, sept ans après sa conception. Sous la forme d'un dialogue, dissymétrique, entre deux interlocuteurs censés défendre une thèse opposée, Diderot (1713-1784) développe une véritable réflexion sur l'art du comédien et, plus largement, sur la création artistique. Ainsi pose-t-il la supériorité de l'intelligence et du travail conscient sur la sensibilité, fût-elle porteuse d'une grande puissance pathétique
Diderot's selected writings by Denis Diderot( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six selections covering the whole range of human concern, from metaphysics to sex
French thought in the eighteenth century : Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot by Romain Rolland( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradox of acting by Denis Diderot( Book )

40 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensées philosophiques by Denis Diderot( Book )

92 editions published between 1708 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rédigées en 1746, ces 62 pensées ont circulé clandestinement avant d'être condamnées. Elles sont l'oeuvre d'un libre penseur du siècle des Lumières qui voulait subvertir la pensée orthodoxe
Salons by Denis Diderot( Book )

29 editions published between 1947 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes official catalogue of each exhibition of the Académie royale de peinture et de scu lpture, covering the years 1759-81, with comments by Diderot, and added biographical and critical notes about the artists
Pensées sur l'interprétation de la nature by Denis Diderot( Book )

72 editions published between 1753 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres politiques : [textes établis avec introductions, bibliographies, notes et relevé de variantes by Denis Diderot( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à Sophie Volland; textes publiés d'après les manuscrits originaux by Denis Diderot( Book )

99 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une des plus importantes "correspondances" littéraires du 18e siècle oáu s'esquisse un véritable roman d'amour
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The nun
The nunJacques the fatalist and his masterA Diderot pictorial encyclopedia of trades and industry : manufacturing and the technical arts in plates, selected from L'Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des métiers, of Denis DiderotThe indiscreet jewelsLettre sur les aveuglesParadoxe sur le comédienThe paradox of actingPensées philosophiques
Alternative Names
Crudeli Thomas 1713-1784

Crudeli, Tommaso

Crudeli, Tommaso 1713-1784

Crudelli, Thomas 1713-1784


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Dargir 1713-1784

Denī Didro

Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot écrivain, philosophe et encyclopédiste français

Denis Diderot escritor, filósofo y enciclopedista francés

Denis Diderot escrivan, filosòf e enciclopedista francés

Denis Diderot filosofo, enciclopedista, scrittore e critico d'arte francese

Denis Diderot filosoof uit Koninkrijk Frankrijk (1713-1784)

Denis Diderot filozof și scriitor francez

Denis Diderot francia filozófus és író, az Encyclopédie főszerkesztője

Denis Diderot francuski pisarz, filozof

Denis Diderot fransk filosof, forfatter og redaktør

Denis Diderot Französischer Schriftsteller und Philosoph des 18. Jahrhunderts

Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist

Denis Diderot ranskalainen filosofi, taidearvostelija ja Encyclopédie-tietosanakirjan toimittaja

Denis Diderot yachay wayllukuq wan qillqaq

Didero, Deni 1713-1784


Diderot 1713-1784

Diderot D.

Diderot Denis

Diderot, Dionigi

Diderot, Dionisio

Diderot, Dionisio 1713-1784

Diderot, Dionysius

Diderot, Dionysius 1713-1784

Diderot M. 1713-1784

Diderot Monsier 1713-1784

Diderot, Pantophile 1713-1784

Didro, D.

Didro, Deni.

Didro, Denī 1713-1784

Didro, Denis

Didro, Denis 1713-1784

D̲intero, D̲eni 1713-1784

Dionysius Diderotus

Dyderot, Dyonizy

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Ntintero, Nteni

Ntintero, Nteni 1713-1784

Ντενί Ντιντερό Γάλλος φιλόσοφος και συγγραφέας

Дени Дидро

Дени Дидро французский писатель, философ-просветитель и драматург

Дени Дидро француски филозоф просветитељства

Дені Дідро французький філософ та енциклопедист епохи Просвітництва

Дидеро Д

Дидеро Д. 1713-1784

Дидерот Г

Дидерот Г. 1713-1784

Дидерот Д

Дидерот Д. 1713-1784

Дидерот, Дени 1713-1784

Дидро, Д.

Дидро, Дени

Дидро, Дени 1713-1784

Дидро, Дэни

Дэні Дзідро

Дэні Дыдро

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דידרו, דני

דידרו, דני 1713-1784

דני דידרו

دنيس ديدرو

دنيس ديدرو، 1713-1784

دنی دیدرو

ديده‌رو، دنيس

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ディドロ, ドニ

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