Paul Gifford paints a clear and coherent picture of the evolution of erotic ideas and their imaginary and formal expressions in modern French writing. He retraces the matrix of French tradition by engaging with five classic sources: Plato's Symposium, theThe word a#39;adorablea#39; witnesses to Barthesa#39;s sharpest insight into this singularity: Adorable means: this is my desire, ... the departure point of the influential theory of a#39;self and othera#39; developed in 1990 by Paul Ricoeur in Soi-meme comme un autre. Ricoeura#39;s essay rejects both Western ... The strangely transcendent movement of affirmation finds no comfort in the received codes 250 LOVE, DESIRE ANDanbsp;...
|Title||:||Love, Desire and Transcendence in French Literature|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2005|