Figures of failure : Paul de Man's criticism 1953-1970 /
Jan Rosiek.
Aarhus, Denmark : Aarhus University Press, c1992.
247 p. ; 22 cm.
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Aarhus, Denmark : Aarhus University Press, c1992.
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Includes index.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-243).
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Figures of Failure - Paul de Man's Literary Criticism 1953-1970
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 9
The Poetics of Becoming: Paul de Man in the Fiftiesp. 23
The French Hegel Renaissancep. 23
The Figures of Becomingp. 30
The Rhetoric of Sacrificep. 36
The Poetics of Becoming: Mallarmep. 40
The Failure of the Poetics of Becomingp. 54
The Hermeneutic Circlep. 58
Poetics, Metaphysics, Temporality: Paul de Man and Martin Heideggerp. 64
The Temptation of Permanence: Gods and Mortalsp. 65
Eternal Dwelling: De Man's Heideggerp. 66
The Fourfold of Earth: Heidegger's Heideggerp. 70
The Poetics of Negation: Maurice Blanchotp. 76
Being and Language: Heidegger's Exegeses of Holderlinp. 81
The History of Being and Modernityp. 91
Subjectivity and Objectivity: Heidegger's Descartesp. 91
Being as Self-Consciousness: De Man's Rousseaup. 93
The Rhetoric of Temporalityp. 100
The Condition of Temporalityp. 100
Literary Temporality: Transition and Authenticityp. 103
Deconstructive Rhetorizationp. 109
Language, Nature and the Absence of Being: Paul de Man's Romanticismp. 115
Images of Romanticism in American Criticism 1930-1970p. 115
The Occidental Tradition: The Absence of Beingp. 120
The Aporia of the Natural Imagep. 127
The Poetics of Becomingp. 136
Emblematics: W.B. Yeatsp. 139
The Romantic Imaginationp. 142
The Limits of Self-Consciousnessp. 146
The Poetics of Interpretationp. 152
The Intensification of Self-Consciousness: Modes of Ironyp. 157
Rousseau and Romanticism: The Gesture of Renunciationp. 158
Verstiegenheit: Ludwig Binswangerp. 162
The Frail Refuge of Ironyp. 166
The Poetics of Allegoryp. 173
Symbolist Criticism of Romanticismp. 174
Walter Benjamin: Allegory and the Voidp. 181
Allegorical Romanticismp. 194
Allegory and Ironyp. 200
The Semiotization of Allegoryp. 205
The Deconstructive Turn: Transformations of Allegoryp. 209
The Prison-house of Language: Modernity and the Allegory of Literarinessp. 210
The Ambivalence of Literary Language: Allegory and Representationp. 218
The Allegory of Referential Misreadingp. 222
The Allegories of Unreadabilityp. 229
The Demanian Differencep. 232
Abbreviationsp. 237
Bibliographyp. 238
Indexp. 244
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