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Violence and dystopia : mimesis and sacrifice in contemporary western dystopian narratives

Author: Daniel Cojocaru
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Violence and Dystopia is a critical examination of imitative desire, scapegoating and sacrifice in selected contemporary Western dystopian narratives through the lens of Rene Girard's mimetic theory.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Cojocaru
ISBN: 9781443876131 1443876135
OCLC Number: 911016951
Description: viii, 339 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Daniel Cojocaru.

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"Based on Rene Girard's ideas of scapegoating violence and sacrifice, Cojocaru convincingly demonstrates that `both [of Atwood's] novels read together reveal the gradual exhaustion of the scapegoat Read more...

 
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