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Deconstruction and Critical Theory - Peter V. Zima

Deconstruction and Critical Theory

By: Peter V. Zima, Rainer Emig (Translator)

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Published: 1st June 2002
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Deconstruction and Critical Theory - surveys the main schools and theorists of Deconstruction - establishes their philosophical roots - traces their contribution to the understanding of literature and ideology - compares their critical value - explores the critical reaction to Deconstruction and its limitations. This is the ideal text for students who wish to understand how and why Deconstruction has become the dominant tool of the humanities. Peter V. Zima is Professor and Director of the Institute of General and Comparative Literature at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He is the author of a range of critical books including The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory. Rainer Emig, the translator, is Professor of British Literature at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

"Deconstruction and Critical Theory marks a new stage in the reception history of Dernda's work and in the wider philosophical debate around deconstruction. Zima's study makes a strikingly original contribution to our better understanding of deconstruction and its various philosophic sources." Christopher Norris, University of Wales at Cardiff

Preface
Aesthetic Theory, Dialectic and Deconstructionp. 1
Derrida: Deconstruction, Philosophy and Literary Theoryp. 29
Paul de Man: Rhetoric and Aporiap. 83
J. Hillis Miller, or Criticism as Ethicsp. 112
Geoffrey Hartman: Romantic and Nietzscheanp. 135
Harold Bloom: Influence and Misreadingp. 151
Critique of Deconstructionp. 167
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780826459343
ISBN-10: 082645934X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1