"Rene Girard's work is both a rationally articulated study and a prophetic vision of the hidden origins of culture and the nature of cultural processes. In its enormous, breathtaking scope it suggests the projects of those nineteenth-century intellectual giants (Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud) who still cast such long shadows today. By contrast, contemporary criticism seems paltry and faint-hearted." Comparative Literature "...a highly readable talent for analysing and deconstructing myth...original and provocative." Frederic Raphael, Sunday Times "One of the most striking theories of human culture ever presented" Christianity and Literature
About the Author
Rene Girard is the Andrew B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of French Language, Literature, and Civilization at Stanford University, USA. His many works include Violence and the Sacred, To Double Business Bound and The Scapegoat.