The Sensitive Son in Old Age—Rousseau

  • Myron Tuman


Tuman makes the case that it should not be a surprise that old age brings such little change to the emotional life of the adoring son. Rousseau continues to deal with these same feelings in his late “Letters to Sara” and Reveries of a Solitary Walker. Tuman concludes with a second look at Philip Roth and a brief reflection of his own life.


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  • Myron Tuman
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  1. 1.New OrleansUSA

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