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Many thanks for your insightful comments on "The Death of the Author" and interesting suggestions concerning future discussion topics — please keep them coming. All this feedback confirms the utility of a debate on the purpose of literary theory at a time when critics have all too often retreated into academia or become appendages of publishers' marketing departments. Talented critics can do so much more than just test-drive the latest products for consumers. Discovering Deceit, Desire and the Novel is like putting on a pair of glasses and seeing the world come into focus. Deceit Desire And The Novel Self And Other In Literary Structure At its heart is an idea so simple, and yet so fundamental, that it seems incredible that no one had articulated it before. Girard's premise is the Romantic myth of "divine autonomy", according to which our desires are freely chosen expressions of our individuality. Don Quixote , for instance, aspires to a chivalric lifestyle.
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Discussion of the thesis that any goal which the protagonist of a novel seeks has been suggested by a mediator and that this "triangular desire" is the form of all great novels. Recently added by. Legacy Libraries. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
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