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Mimesis and the Human Animal: On the Biogenetic Foundations of Literary Representation
by Robert Storey
Northwestern University Press, 1996
Cloth: 978-0-8101-1457-9 | Paper: 978-0-8101-1458-6
Library of Congress Classification PN56.M536S76 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 801

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In Mimesis and the Human Animal, Robert Storey argues that human culture derives from human biology and that literary representation therefore must have a biological basis. As he ponders the question "What does it mean to say that art imitates life?" he must consider both "What is life?" and "What is art?"

A unique approach to the subject of mimesis, Storey's book goes beyond the politicizing of literature grounded in literary theory to develop a scientific basis for the creation of literature and art.

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