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The American connection

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Geoffrey Hartman, J. Hillis Miller, Paul de Man, Harold Bloom

Norris, C. (1982). The American connection. In Norris, C. Deconstruction: Theory and Practice. Methuen, pp. 90-125

(1) a group of linguists based in Geneva who pioneered modern structural linguistics, incl Saussure; and (2) a group of literary theorists and critics working from a phenomenological perspective, incl Poulet

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During the sixties and early seventies his thinking was much influenced by a group of critics--the so-called 'Geneva School'--who saw interpretation as an effort to grasp the states of awareness embodied in literary texts

—p.93 by Christopher Norris
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During the sixties and early seventies his thinking was much influenced by a group of critics--the so-called 'Geneva School'--who saw interpretation as an effort to grasp the states of awareness embodied in literary texts

—p.93 by Christopher Norris
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(noun) a philosophical or critical method which asserts that meanings, metaphysical constructs, and hierarchical oppositions (as between key terms in a philosophical or literary work) are always rendered unstable by their dependence on ultimately arbitrary signifiers

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Again, there is a gap opened up between the claim to truth and the way in which the text deconstructs that claim as a merely rhetorical or post hoc rationalization

—p.107 by Christopher Norris
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Again, there is a gap opened up between the claim to truth and the way in which the text deconstructs that claim as a merely rhetorical or post hoc rationalization

—p.107 by Christopher Norris
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(noun; historical; law) the deliberate concealment of one's knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony; (literary) Harold Bloom's term for when strong writers misinterpret their literary predecessors so as to clear imaginative space for themselves

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the acts of creative 'misprision', or swerves from origin, which Bloom sees at work in all great poetry

—p.118 by Christopher Norris
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the acts of creative 'misprision', or swerves from origin, which Bloom sees at work in all great poetry

—p.118 by Christopher Norris
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in a way that cannot be removed or forgotten

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Freud's indelible figures of writing are his chief contribution to a knowledge of the unconscious

—p.123 by Christopher Norris
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Freud's indelible figures of writing are his chief contribution to a knowledge of the unconscious

—p.123 by Christopher Norris
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