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Deceit, desire, and the novel : self and other in literary structure

Author: René Girard
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976, ©1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Examines the novel based on an altruistic hero who dies, through a description of five novelists.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Girard
ISBN: 0801802202 9780801802201 0801818303 9780801818301
OCLC Number: 3144953
Notes: "Originally published in Paris in 1961 as 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.
Responsibility: by René Girard ; translated by Yvonne Freccero.
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