Mimesis and the Human Animal: On the Biogenetic Foundations of Literary Representation - Rethinking Theory (Paperback)
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Mimesis and the Human Animal: On the Biogenetic Foundations of Literary Representation - Rethinking Theory (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 28/02/1997
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In this study, the author 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?"". Part 1 addresses issues of human biology, psyche and language; Part 2 applies the model sketched out in Part 1 to various narratives: tragedy, comedy and the novel.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810114586
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 405 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm


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"[S]ucceeds in showing that for scholars of literature with a truly theoretical bent, study of the biological and behavioral sciences can provide a solid foundation for promising interdisciplinary literary research." --"World Literature Today"

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