IBNA- ‘Julie; or, The New Heloise’ (1761), an epistolary novel by leading Genevan ‎philosopher, writer, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau in which a philosophical ‎theory about authenticity permeates through has been rendered into Persian and ‎published.‎
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Originally entitled ‘Letters from Two Lovers, Living in a Small Town at the Foot of the Alps’, the book has been translated into Persian by Behnam Chehrzad. ‘Julie; or, The New Heloise’ has been released by Chehrzad Publishing in two volumes and 833 pages.
The story follows the fates and smoldering passions of Julie d'Etange and St. Preux, a one-time lover who re-enters Julie's life at the invitation of her unsuspecting husband, M. de Wolmar.
The complex tones of this work made it a commercial success and a continental sensation when it first appeared in 1761, and its embodiment of Rousseau's system of thought, in which feelings and intellect are intertwined, redefined the function and form of fiction for decades.
As the characters negotiate a complex maze of passion and virtue, their purity of soul and honest morality reveal, as Rousseau writes in his preface, "the subtleties of heart of which this work is full."
A comprehensive introduction and careful annotations make this novel accessible to contemporary readers, both as an embodiment of Rousseau's philosophy and as a portrayal of the tension and power inherent in domestic life.
A common interpretation of this work is that Rousseau valued the ethics of authenticity over rational moral principles, as he illustrates the principle that one should do what is imposed upon him by society only insofar as it would seem congruent with one's "secret principles" and feelings, being constituent of one's core identity. Thus inauthentic behavior would pave the way to self-destruction.

Arthur Schopenhauer cited Julie as one of the four greatest novels ever written, along with Tristram Shandy, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Don Quixote.
Story Code : 334530
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