The Parasite

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University of Minnesota Press, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 255 pages
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Influential philosopher Michel Serres's foundational work uses fable to explore how human relations are identical to that of the parasite to the host body. Among Serres's arguments is that by being pests, minor groups can become major players in public dialogue--creating diversity and complexity vital to human life and thought.

 

Michel Serres is professor in history of science at the Sorbonne, professor of Romance languages at Stanford University, and author of several books, including Genesis.

 

Lawrence R. Schehr is professor of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 

Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University. His books include Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal (Minnesota, 2003).

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Contents

Rats Meals Cascades
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Satyrs Meals HostGuest
15
Decisions Indecision The Excluded Third
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Copyright

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LAWRENCE R. SCHEHR is Professor of French at the University of Illinois. His most recent books are "Figures of Alterity: French Narrative and Its Others", "French Gay Modernism", and a translation of "The Third Sex".

Cary Wolfe is chair and the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor in the Department of English at Rice University. His books include "What Is Posthumanism?

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