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“At the Far End of this on going Enterprise …”

Marc Redfield

in Legacies of Paul de Man

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227600
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240951 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823227600.003.0006
“At the Far End of this on going Enterprise …”

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De Man initially intended this special issue on “The Rhetoric of Romanticism”—which shares its title (in advance) with his own posthumous collection of essays on Wordsworth, Kleist, Shelley, Hölderlin, and Yeats—to be an outlet for work emerging from his 1977–78 NEH seminar. Though Guillory's book has at times been critically reviewed, neither the accuracy of his account of de Man nor the filiations linking that account to his book's broader claims about literary canon-formation have been carefully examined. Yet this chapter's violent reduction of de Manian theory to sociological symptom releases a truth that more timid or technically “accurate” accounts of de Man are likely to overlook.

Keywords: posthumous; Guillory; filiations; canon-formation; timid

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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