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Blindness and Insight

Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism

Paul de Man

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Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism

Paul de Man

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In Blindness and Insight

, de Man examines several critics and finds in their writings a gap between their statements about the nature of literature and the results of their practical criticism. Not only are the critics unaware of this gap, says de Man, but their blindness to it often leads to some of their most valuable insights. The central issue of de Man's work is the rhetorical constitution of the text, and this book, with its new introduction by Wlad Godzich and five additional essays by de Man, is meant to challenge readers to a new appreciation of their chosen task as readers of literature. Included in this new edition are the original essays on Binswanger, Poulet, Lukas, Blanchot, the New Critics, and Derrida's `of Grammatology', as well as five more: `The Rhetoric of Temporality', `The Dead-End of Formalist Criticism', `Heidegger's Exegesis of Holderlin', a review of Bloom's `Anxiety of Influence, and `Literature and Language'.

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Publisher
Routledge
Year
2013
ISBN
9781135855031

Index

Index by Terry Cochran.
A la recherche du temps perdu, 9899
Abrams, Meyer, 28, 170, 173, 182, 268, 269; on romanticism, 19497, 2056
Act, constitutive. See Constitution; Intentionality
Adam, Antoine, 281n
Adolphe, 83
Aesthetic experience, and conception of the present, 15657
Aesthetics: vs. logic and ethics, 4143; in nineteenth century, 191; and symbol valorization, 18889
Ästhetik, 52
Air et les songes, L', 46
Akenside, Mark, 195
Alastor, 270
Alienation: event of, 120; in ontological problematic, 69, 24041; vs. unified nature, 5455. See also Estrangement
Allegory: as decipherable sign, 18889, 19192; defined by Benjamin, 35, 17374; linked to irony, 2089, 22228; as mapping of signs, 13233, 17376, 182, 185186; for Schlegel, 19091; structure of, 225; vs. subject-object dialectic, 2045, 208; vs. symbol, 171, 187208, 209, 211; temporal character of, 13536, 16061, 207
Alleman, Beda, 248, 254n; Heidegger and Hölderlin study of, 26466
Alonso, Dámaso, 21
Also Sprach Zarathustra, 141
Ambiguity: as constitutive of poetry, 236; vs. contradiction, 244; and division of Being, 237
American criticism: response of, to crisis rhetoric, 56. See also Formalist criticism; New Criticism
Analogy. See Metaphor; Symbol
Anatomy of Criticism, 25
Anaximander, 252
Ancients and Moderns, quarrel of: and literature-modernity relation, 15356
“Andenken,” 254n
Anxiety of Influence, The, 26776
Apophrades, 27475
Apparent, the: as sign's materiality, xxivxxvii. See also Appearance; Materiality
Appearance: as Erscheinung vs. Bedeutung, 23; as essence, 132; and New Critic rejection of intention, 27; as Schein-Idee unity, 1213. See also Apparent, the; Materiality; Sensation; Sign
“Archaic Torso of Apollo,” 34
Aristotle, 209
Art: and knowledge of falling, 4849; as mimetic, 126; vs. nature, 202; and necessity of the immediate, 21718, 237
Artaud, Antonin, 14748, 152, 16162
Articulation. See Language
Askesis, 27475
Assertion. See Statement
Athenäum, 221
Attente l'oubli, L', 67
Auerbach, Erich, 21, 53, 171, 191; western literature cha...

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APA 6 Citation
Man, P. (2013). Blindness and Insight (2nd ed.). Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/2192438/blindness-and-insight-essays-in-the-rhetoric-of-contemporary-criticism-pdf (Original work published 2013)
Chicago Citation
Man, Paul. (2013) 2013. Blindness and Insight. 2nd ed. Taylor and Francis. https://www.perlego.com/book/2192438/blindness-and-insight-essays-in-the-rhetoric-of-contemporary-criticism-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Man, P. (2013) Blindness and Insight. 2nd edn. Taylor and Francis. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/2192438/blindness-and-insight-essays-in-the-rhetoric-of-contemporary-criticism-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Man, Paul. Blindness and Insight. 2nd ed. Taylor and Francis, 2013. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.