Books in English

Vengeance in Reverse

The Tangled Loops of Violence, Myth, and Madness

by Mark R. Anspach

 

From the peacemaking rituals of pre-state societies to the paradoxical structure of consciousness, Vengeance in Reverse takes the reader on an intellectual roller-coaster ride that begins with the problem of how to deceive violence and ends with the riddle of how one can deceive oneself.

 

Available from: Powell's | IndieBound | Amazon


Oedipus Unbound

Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire

by René Girard

 

Edited and with an introduction by Mark R. Anspach

 

"The introductory essay by Mark Anspach is a delight." 

 —Andrew Bartlett, COV&R Bulletin

 

Available from: Powell's | IndieBound | Amazon


Anorexia and Mimetic Desire

by René Girard

 

Introduction and interview with René Girard

by Mark R. Anspach

 

In a culture obsessed with thinness, we are all caught up in a game of conspicuous non-consumption...

 

Available from: Powell's | IndieBound | MSUP


Kings of Disaster

by Simon Simonse

 

Foreword by Mark Anspach

 

"A monumental achievement... The most important work on the long-mooted topic of divine kingship yet written."

—David Graeber, London School of Economics

 

Available from: African Books | MSUP | Amazon