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Mimesis and theory : essays on literature and criticism, 1953-2005

Author: René Girard; Robert Doran
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
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This text brings together 20 of René Girard's uncollected essays on literature and literature theory, which along with his classic, 'Deceit, Desire, and the Novel', have left an indelible mark on the field of literary and cultural studies.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: René Girard; Robert Doran
ISBN: 9780804755801 0804755809
OCLC Number: 173182806
Description: xxvi, 310 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: History in Saint-John Perse --
Valéry and Stendhal --
Classicism and Voltaire's historiography --
Pride and passion in the contemporary novel --
Stendhal and Tocqueville --
Memoirs of a dutiful existentialist : Simone de Beauvoir --
Marcel Proust --
Marivaudage, hypocrisy, and bad faith --
Formalism and structuralism in literature and the human sciences --
Racine, poet of glory --
Monsters and demigods in Hugo --
Bastards and the antihero in Sartre --
Critical reflections on literary studies --
Narcissism : the Freudian myth demythified by Proust --
Theory and its terrors --
Love and hate in Chrétien de Troyes's Yvain --
Innovation and repetition --
Mimetic desire in the underground : Feodor Dostoevsky --
Conversion in literature and Christianity --
The passionate oxymoron in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: René Girard ; edited and with an introduction by Robert Doran.
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