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Transformations of Agency from Cervantes to Stendhal
John Farrell, Claremont McKenna College

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Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau (Book)
Title: Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau
Author: John Farrell
Abstract: How did paranoia come to the center of modern moral and intellectual consciousness? In Paranoia and Modernity, John Farrell brings literary criticism, psychology, and intellectual history to the attempt at an answer. He demonstrates the connection between paranoia and the long history of struggles over the question of agency - the extent to which we are free to act and responsible for our actions. He addresses a wide range of major authors from the late Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, among them Luther, Bacon, Cervantes.
Year: 2006
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Publisher: Cornell University Press
Type: Single author monograph