The To Double Business Bound
Essays on Literature, Mimesis, and Anthropology
By (author) Rene Girard
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To Double Business Bound by Rene Girard
Book DescriptionAn individual desires an object, not for itself, but because another individual also desires it. This mimetic desire, Rene Girard contends, lies at the source of all human disorder and order. In brilliant readings of Dante, Camus, Nietzsche, Dostoevski, Levi-Strauss, Freud, and others, Girard draws out the thesis of mimetic desire -- and ponders its suppression in the West since Plato: "The historical mutilation of mimesis ...was no mere oversight, no fortuitous 'error.' Real awareness of mimetic desire threatens the flattering delusion we entertain not only about ourselves as individuals but also about the nature and origin of that collective self we call our society."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801836558
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1988
Country of Publication: United States
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Translation of: Quand ces choses commenceront.
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