Gustav, il bambino romantico secondo Jean-Paul Richter, lettore di Jean-Jacques
The purpose of the paper is to describe the educational ideas and the vision of childhood developed by Jean-Paul Richter. Childhood is not an age with which we have broken by reaching the age of reason, but rather a world that we have lost, and which remains, as a vestige, inside us. It is a spectral world that speaks to us. The paper aims to show how this conception has had a great influence on educational ideas and practices.