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- DescriptionFifty years after its publication in English, Rene Girard s Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (1965) has never ceased to fascinate, challenge, inspire, and sometimes irritate, literary scholars. It has become one of the great classics of literary criticism, and the tion of triangular desire is w part of the theoretical parlance among critics and students. It also represents the genetic starting point for what has become one of the most encompassing, challenging, and far-reaching theories conceived in the humanities in the last century: mimetic theory. This book provides a forum for new generations of scholars and critics to reassess, challenge, and expand the theoretical and hermeneutical reach of key issues brought forward by Girard s book, including literary kwledge, realism and representation, imitation and the anxiety of influence, metaphysical desire, deviated transcendence, literature and religious experience, individualism and modernity, and death and resurrection. It also provides a more extensive and detailed historical understanding of the representation of desire, imitation, and rivalry within European and world literature, from Dante to Proust and from Dickens to Jonathan Littell.
- Author BiographyPierpaolo Antonello is Reader in Modern Italian Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John s College. With Rene Girard and Joao Cezar de Castro Rocha, he coauthored Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture, and he is a member of the Research and Publications committees of Imitatio.Heather Webb is lecturer in the Department of Italian at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Selwyn College. She specializes in medieval literature and culture with a particular interest in Dante. She is the author of The Medieval Heart and a number of articles on Catherine of Siena, Dante, and Giovanni da San Gimignano.
- PublisherMichigan State University Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleStudies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMichigan State University Press
- Weight431 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byPierpaolo Antonello,University of Cambridge Heather Webb
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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