Deceit, desire, and the novel: self and other in literary structure
This study extends beyond the scope of literature into the psychology of much of our contemporary scene, including fashion, advertising, and propaganda techniques. In considering such aspects, the author goes beyond the domain of pure aesthetics and offers an interpretation of some basic cultural problems of our time.
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Men Become Gods in the Eyes of Each Other
The Metamorphosis of Desire
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Amadis aristocratic askesis becomes bourgeois Brothers Karamazov Cervantes characters Charlus Christian Combray consciousness critics death desiring subject deviated transcendency divinity Don Quixote Dostoyevsky double mediation Emma Bovary Eternal Husband existence external fascination Faubourg Faubourg Saint-Germain feels Flaubert give Guermantes hatred hero idea illusion imitation individual internal mediation jealousy Jean Santeuil Julien Sorel Karamazov Kirillov literary longer lucidity Lucien Leuwen Marcel masochism masochist Mathilde Max Scheler mediator's metaphysical desire Mme Verdurin narrator never nobility novel novelistic conclusions object oneself ontological sickness opposition passion Past Recaptured Pavel Pavlovitch person possessed pride Proust Proustian Raskolnikov Remembrance of Things Renal ressentiment reveals rival rivalry role romantic romanticism sake of desire seems sion sire slave snob snobbism social spiritual spontaneous stage Stavrogin Stendhal Stendhalian Stepan structure Swann Things Past tion triangular desire triumph true truth underground unity universe Valenod vaniteux vanity Verdurin salon victim wants words writer