All Desire is a Desire for Being - René Girard
Why do humans have such a remarkable capacity for conflict? From ancient foundational myths to the modern era, the visionary thinker René Girard identified the constant, competing desires at the heart of our existence - desires that we copy from others, igniting a contagious violence.
This remarkable and accessible new selection of Girard's work shows him as a writer for our times, as he ranges over human imitation and rivalry, herd behaviour, scapegoating and how our violent longings play out in stories, from Shakespeare to religion.
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: June 2023
Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.6 x 19.6 cm