Oedipus Unbound: Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire
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Oedipus Unbound: Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire

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Did Oedipus really kill his father and marry his mother? Or is he nothing but a scapegoat, set up to take the blame for a crisis afflicting Thebes? For René Girard, the mythic accusations of patricide and incest are symptomatic of a plague-stricken community's hunt for a culprit to punish, and Girard succeeds in making us see an age-old myth in a wholly new light.

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 3rd 2004 by Stanford University Press
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Crítico literario, historiador y filósofo francés notable por su teoría de la mímesis que surgió en primera instancia para analizar obras literarias en las que se muestran relaciones interpersonales miméticas. Posteriormente fue aplicada al análisis de la violencia en las sociedades primitivas que se fundamentan en lo sagrado; y por extensión, a la violencia en las sociedades contemporáneas.
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