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Author Ellis, John M. (John Martin), 1936-
Title Against deconstruction / John M. Ellis
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1989
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 RCHSS Library  PN98.D43 E45    AVAILABLE    30560400237985
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  801.95 EL594ag 1989    AVAILABLE    30500100471013
Descript x, 168 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-165) and index
1. Analysis, logic, and argument in theoretical discussion -- 2. Deconstruction and the nature of language -- 3. Deconstruction and the theory and practice of criticism -- 4. What does it mean to say that all interpretation in misinterpretation? -- 5. Textuality, the play of signs, and the role of the reader -- 6. The logic of deconstruction -- 7. Conclusion : the meaning of deconstruction in the contemporary critical scene
"The focus of any genuinely new piece of criticism or interpretation must be on the creative act of finding the new, but deconstruction puts the matter the other way around: its emphasis is on debunking the old. But aside from the fact that this program is inherently uninteresting, it is, in fact, not at all clear that it is possible. ... [T]he naivete of the crowd is deconstruction's very starting point, and its subsequent move is as much an emotional as an intellectual leap to a position that feels different as much in the one way as the other. . . ."--The book
Subject Deconstruction
Language and languages -- Philosophy
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