Books in English

Oedipus Casebook

The Oedipus Casebook

Reading Sophocles' Oedipus the King

Edited by Mark R. Anspach

 

Translation of the play by Wm. Blake Tyrrell with facing Greek text

 

"Groundbreaking readings of Oedipus by Jean-Pierre Vernant, Michel Foucault, and René Girard... A superb compilation."

—Neni Panourgiá, Columbia University

 

Available from: Bookshop | Powell's | B&N | IndieBound


Vengeance in Reverse

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 | B&N |  IndieBound | Amazon


Oedipus Unbound

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

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



Mimesis and Science

Mimesis and Science

Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion

Edited and with an introduction by Scott R. Garrels

 

Contributions by Mark Anspach, Paul Dumouchel, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Vittorio Gallese, William Hurlbut, Melvin Konner, Ann Cale Kruger, Andrew Meltzoff, Jean-Michel Oughourlian

 

Available from: Powell'sB&N | MSUP


Kings of Disaster

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