Violence and the Sacred. Rene Girard, Patrick Gregory, Trans.

Violence and the Sacred

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.

Paperback. 9" X 6". 333pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Previous owner's stamp to half-title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

Violence and the Sacred is René Girard's landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred.(Publisher). Very good +. Item #9277
ISBN: 9780801822186

Price: $20.00