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Intimate Domain.

Intimate Domain

Martha J. Reineke

Michigan State University Press

1405 South Harrison Road, Suite 25, East Lansing, MI 48823-5245

9781611861280, $29.95,

Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory uses Rene Girard's neglected early work on sensory experience and blends literary criticism with a healthy dose of psychology in considering mimetic theory. It pairs the insights of Rene Girard with those of Reineke and others to explore the psychological dynamics inherent in literature, from Proust to Sophocles, and runs the line between not just psychology and literature, but philosophy as well. From critiques and insights into Girard's mimetic hypothesis to how readings considered in light of family relations are changed by perspective, this is a solid recommendation for not just literary holdings, but psychology and philosophy collections alike!

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Title Annotation:Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory
Publication:California Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Feb 1, 2015
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