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Deceit, desire, and the novel; self and other in literary structure.

Author: René Girard
Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [1965]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discussion of the thesis that any goal which the protagonist of a novel seeks has been suggested by a mediator and that this "triangular desire" is the form of all great novels.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Girard, René, 1923-
Deceit, desire, and the novel.
Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [1965]
(OCoLC)592060936
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Girard
OCLC Number: 336892
Notes: Translation of Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque.
Description: 318 pages 22 cm
Contents: "Triangular" desire --
Men become gods in the eyes of each other --
The metamorphosis of desire --
Master and slave --
The red and the black --
Technical problems in Stendhal, Cervantes, and Flaubert --
The hero's Askesis --
Masochism and sadism --
The worlds of Proust --
Technical problems in Proust and Dostoyevsky --
The Dostoyevskian apocalypse --
The conclusion.
Other Titles: Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque.
Desire, and the novel
Responsibility: Translated by Yvonne Freccero.

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Discussion of the thesis that any goal which the protagonist of a novel seeks has been suggested by a mediator and that this "triangular desire" is the form of all great novels.

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