RENÉ GIRARD (1923 - )


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  • Anthologies:

    • Mimesis and Theory: Essays on Literature and Criticism, 1953-2005.  Ed. Robert Doran.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2008.

    • Oedipus Unbound: Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire.  Ed. Mark R. Anspach.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2004.

    • Girard Reader.   Ed. James G. Williams.  New York: Crossroad, 1996.

    • 'To Double Business Bound': Essays on Literature, Mimesis, and Anthropology.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1978.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith: a Dialogue.  By Girard and Gianni Vattimo.  New York: Columbia UP, 2010.

    • Le Sacrifice.  Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 2003.

    • Celui par qui le scandale arrive.  Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 2001.

    • Je vois Satan tomber comme l’éclair.  Paris: Grasset, 1999. 

      • I See Satan Fall Like Lightning. Trans. James G. Williams.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001.

    • Shakespeare: les Feux de l'envie.  Trans. B. Vincent. Paris: Grasset, 1990.  

      • A Theater of Envy: William Shakespeare.  Oxford: OUP, 1991

    • La Route antique des hommes pervers.  Paris: Grasset, 1985. 

      • Job: the Victim of his People.  Trans. Yvonne Freccero.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1987.

    • Le Bouc émissaire.  Paris: Grasset, 1982. 

      • The Scapegoat.  Trans. Yvonne Freccero.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1986.

    • Des Choses cachées depuis la fondation du mondeParis: Grasset, 1978. 

      • Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World.  By Girard, J.-M. Oughourlian and G. Lefort.  Trans. S. Bann and M. Metteer.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1987.

    • Critique dans un souterrain.  Lausanne: L’Age d’Homme, 1976.

    • La Violence et le sacréParis: Grasset, 1972. 

      • Violence and the Sacred.  Trans. P. Gregory.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1977.

    • Dostoievski: du double à l'unitéParis: Plon, 1963

      • Resurrection from the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky.  Trans. James G. Williams.  New York: Crossroad, 1997.

    • Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque.  Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1961. 

      • Deceit, Desire and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure.  Trans. Yvonne Freccero.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1965.

        • "Triangular Desire."  The Novel: an Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900-2000.  Ed. Dorothy J. Hale.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.  294-314.

    • "The Sacrifical Crisis."

      • Critical Theory Since 1965 Ed. Hazard Adams and Leroy Searle.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1986.  266-8284.

  • Selected Interviews:

    • Les Origines de la culture.  Entretiens avec Pierpaolo Antonello et João Cezar de Castro Rocha.  Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 2004.

    • Quand ces choses commenceront . . .  Entretiens avec Michel Treguer.  Paris: Arléa, 1994. 

      • [When these things will begin . . .  Conversations with Michel Treguer]




  • Anthologies:

    • Vickery, John, ed.  The Scapegoat: Ritual and Literature.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Fleming, Chris.  Rene Girard: Violence and Mimesis.  Cambridge: Polity, 2004.

    • Gans, Eric.  Signs of Paradox: Irony, Resentment, and Other Mimetic Structures.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997.




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