Paul De Man

Paul De Man

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Paul de Man's work is key to the American deconstruction movement and to the so-called political turn in critical theory. Seventeen years after his death, his works continue to arouse violent reactions among critics. This book explains why de Man is such an important voice, detailing his critical position, exploring his intellectual and historical contexts, tracing the influence of his work and enabling readers to undertake independent study of his criticism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 124.46 x 190.5 x 10.16mm | 204.12g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0415215137
  • 9780415215138
  • 1,251,792

About Martin McQuillan

Martin McQuillan is lecturer at the University of Leeds. He is the editor of Routledge's Narrative Reader and co-author of Deconstructing Disney.
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Table of contents

Why de Man? The Yale School. Allegories of Reading. Blindness and Insight. The resistance to theory. Romaniticisn. Memoirs. After de Man.
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A close friend recommended Dr. McQuillan's work on Paul de Man in response to my urgent plea to find someone to explain to me the rudiments of Paul de Man. The study is a MUST for all the uninitiated (into deconstruction), graduate students and academics who seek a well-structured and well-documented guide on de Man. Without over-simplifying, Dr. McQuillan provides a comprehensive and lucid account of de Man's works including the useful chapter "After de Man". The bibliographies are very helpful and provide brief but vital information -including some 'snapshot' comments- on the importance of the criticism surrounding de Man. I would unreservedly recommend this work to all those interested in the fields of literary theory/ more
by Anna Fyta
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