The Vacant Mirror

BookThe Vacant Mirror

The Vacant Mirror

a Study of Mimesis through Diderot's 'Jacques Le Fataliste'

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 104

1973

December 31st, 1973

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Table of Contents10
Preface8
Introduction12
Part I20
I. General narrative structures20
II. Syntagmatic aspects of the narrative sequence38
III. Verbal tense and narration58
IV. The Use of the present tense68
Part II78
V. Prolegomena78
VI. Mimesis and description82
VII. The Extended narrations100
VIII. The Text as manuscript110
IX. The Use of the deviee116
X. Performative and constative discourse124
XI. Mimesis in Diderot's esthetic134
Part III142
XII. The Epistemological premises of mimesis142
XIII. Literature and semiology154
XIV. Formalism reformulated166
XV. Conclusion176
Select Bibliography182