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Evolution and conversion : dialogues on the origins of culture

Author: René Girard; João Cezar de Castro Rocha; Pierpaolo Antonello
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2007.
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Rene Girard is a brilliant and striking intellectual of the 20th century. His theory on the imitative nature of desire and on the violent origin of culture has been at the centre of the philosophical  Read more...

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Named Person: René Girard; René (Anthropologe) Girard; René Girard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Girard; João Cezar de Castro Rocha; Pierpaolo Antonello
ISBN: 9780567032515 0567032515 9780567032522 0567032523
OCLC Number: 156830931
Description: xiii, 282 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The life of the mind --
'A theory by which to work': the mimetic mechanism --
The symbolic species --
Dialogues and criticism: from Frazer to Lévi-Strauss --
Method, evidence and truth --
The scandal of Christianity --
Modernity, postmodernity and beyond.
Responsibility: René Girard with Pierpaolo Antonello and João Cezar de Castro Rocha.

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Editor's Note ................................................................... ix Editor's Introduction: Literature as Theory .......................... xi 1. History in Saint-John Perse ............................................ 1 2. Valery and Stendhal ..................................................... 13 3. Classicism and Voltaire's Historiography ........................ 26 4. Pride and Passion in the Contemporary Novel ................. 33 5. Stendhal and Tocqueville ............................................... 42 6. Memoirs of a Dutiful Existentialist: Simone de Beauvoir .... 50 7. Marcel Proust ............................................................... 56 8. Marivaudage, Hypocrisy and Bad Faith ........................... 71 9. Formalism and Structuralism in Literature and the ....Human Sciences .......................................................... 80 10. Racine, Poet of Glory .................................................. 96 11. Monsters and Demigods in Hugo ................................ 125 12. Bastards and the Antihero in Sartre ............................ 134 13. Critical Reflections on Literary Studies ........................ 160 14. Narcissism: The Freudian Myth Demythified by Proust . 175 15. Theory and Its Terrors ................................................ 194 16. Love and Hate in Chretien de Troyes' Yvain .................. 214 17. Innovation and Repetition ............................................ 230 18. Mimetic Desire in the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky.. 246 19. Conversion in Literature and Christianity ....................... 263 20. The Passionate Oxymoron in Shakespeare's ......Romeo and Juliet ....................................................... 274 Sources .......................................................................... 291 Notes ............................................................................. 293 Index .............................................................................. 305

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Reviewed by Michael McGhee, Theological Book Review Vol.19 No.1 2007

 
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