Resurrection from the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky

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Crossroad, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 167 pages
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One of the most original thinkers of our time - Rene Girard - looks at one of the greatest novelists of all time - Feodor Dostoevsky - and draws new insights for the ages. Timeless themes of despair, hope and love take on new meaning when seen through the lens of the great Russian novelist and focused on our times. Although Rene Girard has lived in the United States for most of his life, this seminal work was first published in France fifteen years ago and is now available in English for the first time. It makes an important contribution to both literary and religious studies.

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A literary critic explores ``mimetic desire'' and the sacred in Dostoevsky's novels. Girard, an emeritus professor of French at Stanford University, first published this book in France in 1963 and ... Read full review

Resurrection from the underground: Feodor Dostoevsky

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Translator Williams (The Bible, Violence and the Sacred, HarperSanFrancisco, 1991) states in his foreword that no writer better portrays envy, shame, and sadomasochistic relationships than Dostoevsky ... Read full review


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Rene Girard is Professor Emeritus of French at Stanford University. He is the author of many books, including" Violence and the Sacred "(1977)," The Scapegoat "(1986)," Job: The Victim of His People "(Stanford, 1987)," Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World "(Stanford, 1987), and" I See Satan Fall Like Lightning "(2001).

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