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9781611860375

Resurrection from the Underground

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  • ISBN13:

    9781611860375

  • ISBN10:

    1611860377

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-01
  • Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
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Summary

In a fascinating analysis of critical themes in Feodor Dostoevsky's work, René Girard explores the implications of the Russian author's "underground," a site of isolation, alienation, and resentment. Brilliantly translated, this book is a testament to Girard's remarkable engagement with Dostoevsky's work, through which he discusses numerous aspects of the human condition, including desire, which Girard argues is "triangular" or "mimetic" - copied from models or mediators whose objects of desire become our own. Girard's interdisciplinary approach allows him to shed new light on religion, spirituality, and redemption in Dostoevsky's writing, culminating in a revelatory discussion of the author's spiritual understanding and personal integration. Resurrectionis an essential and thought-provoking companion to Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground.

Author Biography

Ren Girard is a member of the French Academy, Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, and the author of several books that have been translated worldwide. He is the recipient of the Modern Language Association's Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement (2008).

Table of Contents

Foreword: René Girard since 1996p. vii
Foreword: René Girardp. xiii
A Biographical Prologuep. xix
Chronology of Feodor Dostoevskyp. xxv
Resurrection from the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky
Descent into the Infernop. 3
Underground Psychologyp. 13
Underground Metaphysicsp. 29
Resurrectionp. 51
Postface: Mimetic Desire in the Undergroundp. 75
Notesp. 91
Books by René Girardp. 93
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