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Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust / Edition 1
     

Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust / Edition 1

by Paul de Man
 

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ISBN-10: 0300028458

ISBN-13: 9780300028454

Pub. Date: 09/28/1982

Publisher: Yale University Press

'Through elaborate and elegant close readings of poems by Rilke, Proust's Remembrance, Nietzsche's philosophical writings and the major works of Rousseau, de Man concludes that all writing concerns itself with its own activity as language, and language, he says is always unreliable, slippery, impossible....Literary narrative, because it must rely on language, tells

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'Through elaborate and elegant close readings of poems by Rilke, Proust's Remembrance, Nietzsche's philosophical writings and the major works of Rousseau, de Man concludes that all writing concerns itself with its own activity as language, and language, he says is always unreliable, slippery, impossible....Literary narrative, because it must rely on language, tells the story of its own inability to tell a story....De Man demonstrates, beautifully and convincingly, that language turns back on itself, that rhetoric is untrustworthy.' Julia Epstein, Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300028454
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1982
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
305
Sales rank:
600,410
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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