Animal Body, Literary Corpus: The Old French "Roman de Renart" (Google eBook)

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Rodopi, 1996 - Animals in literature - 242 pages
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Contents

Sin History and Monkeys
33
Liminality
87
Law and Government
131
Recapitulation
203
Index
239
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Page 13 - And, though all other animals are prone, and fix their gaze upon the earth, he gave to man an uplifted face and bade him stand erect and turn his eyes to heaven.
Page 13 - Thus morality arises from a useless crime which in fact kills nobody, which comes too soon or too late and does not put an end to any power; in fact, it inaugurates nothing since repentance and morality had to be possible before the crime. Freud appears to cling to the reality of an event, but this event is a sort of non-event, an event of nothing or a quasi-event which both calls for and annuls a narrative account. For this "deed" or "misdeed" to be effective, it must be somehow spun from fiction.

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