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The critical difference : essays in the contemporary rhetoric of reading

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
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"When it is done well, deconstructive criticism can be a pleasure to read, as it is in the case of Barbara Johnson. Her discussions of the reading process... are patient, ingenious, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Barbara, 1947-2009.
Critical difference.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)904187175
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Johnson
ISBN: 0801824583 9780801824586
OCLC Number: 14067091
Description: xii, 156 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sexuality and difference : The critical difference : Barthes/Balzac --
Allegory's trip-tease : The white waterlily --
pt. 2. Poetry and difference : Poetry and its double : two invitations au voyage --
Poetry and performative language : Mallarmé and Austin --
Poetry and syntax : what the gypsy knew --
pt. 3. Difference in the act : Melville's fist : the execution of Billy Budd --
The frame of reference : Poe, Lacan, Derrida.
Responsibility: Barbara Johnson.
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