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Deconstructive Criticism : An Advanced Introduction - Vincent B. Leitch

Deconstructive Criticism

An Advanced Introduction

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1982
ISBN: 9780231054737
Number Of Pages: 290
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The ideal prelude to the study of deconstructive theory for the as-yet-uninitiated reader. Leitch uses in-depth analyses, surveys of historical background, and helpful overviews to address the questions posed by the major figures -- Saussure, Lacan, Levi-Strauss, Heidegger, Derrida, Barthes Foucault -- then penetrates and displays the subtle intricacies of their answers.

Deconstructive Criticism neither vulgarizes and oversimplifies deconstruction, nor protects it for an elite, and this is indeed a substantial achievement. -- Terry Eagleton

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Semiology and Deconstruction: Modern Theories of the Signp. 1
Prologue: the Greek Edgep. 3
Foundations: Linguistics, Psychoanalysis, and Anthropology a Modern Adamic Enterprisep. 7
The Subversion of Foundationsp. 24
Extensions of Subversionp. 39
Versions of Textuality and Intertextuality: Contemporary Theories of Literature and Traditionp. 55
Prologue: Notes and Aphorisms Toward A Belated Manifestop. 57
The Truth of Literaturep. 60
The Dissemination of the Textp. 87
The (inter) Texualization of Contextp. 123
Critical Reading and Writing: Strategies of Deconstructionp. 165
Marking the Supplementp. 169
Split Writing or Producing Undecidablesp. 179
Allegory and (mis) Readingp. 183
The Lateral Dancep. 198
Of Spaced Columns and Supplementary Fontsp. 205
Divagation on the Analytics of Desirep. 211
Of Metacriticism and Creative Criticismp. 224
Modalities of the Edge or Summing Critical Reading/Writingp. 232
Post Scriptp. 253
Appendixesp. 257
Notesp. 269
Note on Bibliographyp. 285
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780231054737
ISBN-10: 0231054734
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 22nd December 1982
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 14.91  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4