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Deceit, Desire, and the Novel Self and Other in Literary Structure by RenГ© Girard

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Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English


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Number of Pages328
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Open LibraryOL9816491M
ISBN 100801802202
ISBN 109780801802201

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Deceit, Desire and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure. This study extends beyond the scope of literature into the psychology of much of our contemporary scene, including fashion, advertising, and propaganda techniques/5. Deceit, desire, and the novel: self and other in literary structure. René Girard. Johns Hopkins Press, - Language Arts & Disciplines - pages. 0 . His first book, Deceit, Desire, and the Novel, was published in French in and in English in His other works included Violence and the Sacred and Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the. Fifty years after its publication in English, René Girard’s Deceit, Desire, and the Novel () has never ceased to fascinate, challenge, inspire, and sometimes irritate, literary scholars.

In DECEIT, DESIRE and THE NOVEL, Girard and his wonderful translator Yvonne Freccerro help us explore that dilemma of self-distaste, and the ever-receding goal of acceptance. The book argues that the novel as a form is historically preoccupied with one particular dilemma: That when young, each of us believes that the OTHERS have some passport to community that we /5(15).   Discovering Deceit, Desire and the Novel is like putting on a pair of glasses and seeing the world come into focus. At its heart is Author: Andrew Gallix. There has never been a work of literary criticism so revealing of the human psyche as DECEIT, DESIRE AND THE NOVEL. Girard's book focuses on envy, but in the process reveals a path to becoming genuine. If nothing else, this book will send you back to Proust, Cervantes and Stendhal greedy for text/5(15). These laws and this system are the consequences of a fundamental reality grasped by the novelists, which Girard called mimetic desire, "the mimetic character of desire." This is the content of his first book, Deceit, Desire and the Novel (). We Education: École Nationale des Chartes (MA), .

  Deceit, Desire, and the Novel by Rene Girard, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). His first book, Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (DDATN), which is the subject of this review, takes a look some key novels, and again performs an analysis drawing on mimetic theory. Girard reviews works by a number of the masters of literature: Cervantes, .   Deceit, desire, and the novel; self and other in literary structure Item Preview Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by [email protected] on Decem SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Deceit, Desire, and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure (Paperback or Softback) Girard, Rene Published by Johns Hopkins University Press 4/1/ ().