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Evolution of desire : a life of René Girard

Author: Cynthia L Haven
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2018]
Series: Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cynthia L. Haven traces the evolution of Girard's thought in parallel with his life and times. She recounts his formative years in France and his arrival in a country torn by racial division, and reveals his insights into the collective delusions of our technological world and the changing nature of warfare. Drawing on interviews with Girard and his colleagues, Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: René Girard; René Girard
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia L Haven
ISBN: 9781611862836 1611862833
OCLC Number: 1007929658
Description: 317 pages, 16 differently numbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
Contents: Magnetic north --
Dark times in the city of light --
Everything is possible --
Mankind is not so kind --
The pleasure of his company --
Everything came to me at once --
The French invasion --
Le système Girard --
The zero hour of culture --
Lotus Land --
The new Darwin of the human sciences --
Who asks about the souls of these men? --
Terra Incognita --
Hand in hand.
Series Title: Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture.
Other Titles: Life of René Girard
Responsibility: Cynthia L. Haven.

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"Cynthia L. Haven traces the evolution of Girard's thought in parallel with his life and times. She recounts his formative years in France and his arrival in a country torn by racial division, and reveals his insights into the collective delusions of our technological world and the changing nature of warfare. Drawing on interviews with Girard and his colleagues, Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard provides an essential introduction to one of the twentieth century's most controversial and original minds."--

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