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The Resource The skeptic disposition : deconstruction, ideology, and other matters, Eugene Goodheart

The skeptic disposition : deconstruction, ideology, and other matters, Eugene Goodheart

Label
The skeptic disposition : deconstruction, ideology, and other matters
Title
The skeptic disposition
Title remainder
deconstruction, ideology, and other matters
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Goodheart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eugene Goodheart examines the skeptic disposition that has informed advanced literary discourse over the past generation, arguing that the targets of deconstructive suspicion are fundamental humanistic values. ""[This book] is a fair-minded, generous critique of the deconstructionist theories of Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, and their followers. These writers have argued that language is so inherently slippery it can never express a speaker's intended meaning. The critic's role, in their view, is to explore the contradictions, subtexts, and metaphorical byways of works that may be most radically deceptive when they appear simple. Critics have castigated this language-centered skepticism as a form of nihilism geared to multiply numbingly similar readings of already familiar texts. Mr. Goodheart's objection is more subtle. He suggests that the philosophical orientation of deconstructive critics leads them to overemphasize the tricky propositional sense of words at the expense of the broader impact of literature--its power to wound, thrill, or transform us."
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodheart, Eugene
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN98.D43
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deconstruction
  • Skepticism
  • Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Criticism
  • Deconstruction
  • Skepticism
Label
The skeptic disposition : deconstruction, ideology, and other matters, Eugene Goodheart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Discourse without Foundation
  • 6. A Question of Meaning
  • 7. Literature as Play
  • CONCLUSION: Deconstruction and Social Criticism
  • AFTERWORD
  • INDEX
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Criticism at the Present Time
  • 2. The Transcendental Site: From Heaven to Earth
  • 3. Roland Barthes and the Monster of Totality
  • 4. Reading with/out a Text
Control code
884013140
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862238
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737bzc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884013140
Label
The skeptic disposition : deconstruction, ideology, and other matters, Eugene Goodheart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Discourse without Foundation
  • 6. A Question of Meaning
  • 7. Literature as Play
  • CONCLUSION: Deconstruction and Social Criticism
  • AFTERWORD
  • INDEX
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Criticism at the Present Time
  • 2. The Transcendental Site: From Heaven to Earth
  • 3. Roland Barthes and the Monster of Totality
  • 4. Reading with/out a Text
Control code
884013140
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862238
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737bzc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884013140

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