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Resurrection from the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky
by René Girard
translated by James Williams
Michigan State University Press, 2012
Paper: 978-1-61186-037-5 | eISBN: 978-1-60917-320-3
Library of Congress Classification PG3328.Z6G4913 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 891.733

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In a fascinating analysis of critical themes in Feodor Dostoevsky’s work, René Girard explores the implications of the Russian author’s “underground,” a site of isolation, alienation, and resentment. Brilliantly translated, this book is a testament to Girard’s remarkable engagement with Dostoevsky’s work, through which he discusses numerous aspects of the human condition, including desire, which Girard argues is “triangular” or “mimetic”—copied from models or mediators whose objects of desire become our own. Girard’s interdisciplinary approach allows him to shed new light on religion, spirituality, and redemption in Dostoevsky’s writing, culminating in a revelatory discussion of the author’s spiritual understanding and personal integration. Resurrection is an essential and thought-provoking companion to Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground.



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