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Stanford University Press
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Mimesis and Theory (häftad)

Mimesis and Theory

Essays on Literature and Criticism, 1953-2005

Häftad,  Engelska, 2011-12-22
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Mimesis and Theory brings together twenty of Ren Girard's uncollected essays on literature and literary theory, which, along with his classic, Deceit, Desire, and the Novel, have left an indelible mark on the field of literary and cultural studies. Spanning over fifty years of critical production, this anthology offers unique insights into the origin, development, and expansion of Girard's "mimetic theory"a groundbreaking account of human interaction and of the genesis of cultural forms. The essays run the gamut of Western literary culture, from Racine and Shakespeare to the existentialist writings of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. The authors who have most influenced GirardStendhal, Proust, and Dostoevskyreceive extended treatment, and Girard's observations on the changing landscape of literary studies are chronicled in several essays devoted to psychoanalysis, formalism, structuralism, and post-structuralism. Though at times overshadowed by his work in religious and cultural anthropology, Girard's work in the area of literary studies has been the wellspring of his thought. All of the essays in this volume develop the idea that the greatest authors are also the greatest students of human nature, for their artistic intuitions are generally more penetrating than the analyses of the philosophers or the social scientists. Girard does not offer us a theory of literature but literature as theory.
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"[T]his collection spans the course of Girard's career and provides a concise way to gain some perspective on his legacy . . . One the whole, this volume confirms Girard's reputation as a first-rate literary critic, devoted to the close study of literary texts but avoiding the pitfalls of l'art pour l'art formalism by asking extra-literary, essentially anthropological, questions of them, and emphasizing the insights and lessons that literature has to offer us in those matters that are of greatest import to us."Eric Prieto, SubStance

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Ren Girard is the Andrew B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of French Civilization at Stanford University and a member of the Acadmie franaise. Robert Doran is James P. Wilmot Assistant Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Rochester.


@fmct:Contents @toc4:Editor's Note iii Editor's Introduction iii @toc2:1 History in Saint-John Perse 000 2 Val'ry and Stendhal 000 3 Classicism and Voltaire's Historiography 000 4 Stendhal and Tocqueville 000 5 Pride and Passion in the Contemporary Novel 000 6 Memoirs of a Dutiful Existentialist: Simone de Beauvoir 000 7 Marcel Proust 000 8 Marivaudage, Hypocrisy, and Bad Faith 000 9 Formalism and Structuralism in Literature and the Human Sciences 000 10 Racine, Poet of Glory 000 11 Monsters and Demi-Gods in Hugo 000 12 Bastards and the Anti-Hero in Sartre 000 13 Critical Reflections on Literary Studies 000 14 Narcissism: The Freudian Myth Demystified by Proust 000 15 Theory and Its Terrors 000 16 Love and Hate in Ch'tien de Troyes' Yvain 000 17 Innovation and Repetition 000 18 Mimetic Desire in the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky 000 19 Conversion in Literature and Christianity 000 20 The Passionate Oxymoron in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 000 @toc4:Sources 000 Notes 000 Index 000