The Post-Romantic Predicament

The Post-Romantic Predicament

by Paul de de Man, Martin McQuillan
     
 

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A collection of critical texts from Paul de Man's Harvard University years, published for the first timeThese essays, brought together from the Paul de Man papers at the University of California (Irvine), make a significant contribution to the cultural history of deconstruction and the present state of literary theory. From 1955 to 1961, Paul de Man was Junior… See more details below

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A collection of critical texts from Paul de Man's Harvard University years, published for the first timeThese essays, brought together from the Paul de Man papers at the University of California (Irvine), make a significant contribution to the cultural history of deconstruction and the present state of literary theory. From 1955 to 1961, Paul de Man was Junior Fellow at Harvard University where he wrote a doctoral thesis entitled 'The Post-Romantic Predicament: a study in the poetry of Mallarmé and Yeats'. This dissertation is presented alongside his other texts from this period, including essays on Hölderlin, Keats and Stefan George. This collection reflects familiar concerns for de Man: the figurative dimension of language, the borders between philosophy and literature, the ideological obfuscations of Romanticism, and the difficulties of the North American heritage of New Criticism.

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This is among the most significant books of recent years, and required reading for those interested in French and German literature and theory.... Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748641055
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/14/2012
Series:
Frontiers of Theory Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Martin McQuillan is Professor of Literary Theory and Cultural Analysis at the London Graduate School and Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the Kingston University

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