The Vacant mirror

a study of mimesis through Diderot's Jacques le fataliste

Author: T. M. Kavanagh

Volume: 104

Series: SVEC

Publication Date: 1973

Pages: 184

ISBN: 978-0-7294-0189-0

Price: £35


Part I
I. General narrative structures
II. Syntagmatic aspects of the narrative sequence
III. Verbal tense and narrative
IV. The Use of the present tense
Part II
V. Prolegomena
VI. Mimesis and description
VII. The Extended narrations
VIII. The Text as manuscript
IX. The Use of the device
X. Performative and constative discourse
XI. Mimesis in Diderot’s aesthetic
Part III
XII. The Epistemological premises of mimesis
XIII. Literature and semiology
XIV. Formalism reformulated
XV. Conclusion
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