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Oedipus Unbound

Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire

René Girard, Mark R. Anspach (Editor)


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These hard-to-find writings afford an inside look at the emergence of Girard's scapegoat theory from his pioneering analysis of rivalry and desire. Girard unbinds the Oedipal triangle from its Freudian moorings, replacing desire for the mother with desire for anyone-or anything-a rival desires.

Praise For Oedipus Unbound: Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire

"Readers of Oedipus Unbound will, I wager, both enjoy and find enlightenment in the newly-combined set of essays by Girard and Mark Anspach's expert introduction. My advice would be to take the book down from the shelf and take it home."—COV&R Bulletin

Stanford University Press, 9780804747806, 131pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2004