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"The focus of any genuinely new piece of criticism or interpretation must be on the creative act of finding the new, but deconstruction puts the matter the other way around: its emphasis is on debunking the old. But aside from the fact that this program is inherently uninteresting, it is, in fact, not at all clear that it is possible. . . . [T]he naivet of the crowd is deconstruction's very starting point, and its subsequent move is as much an emotional as an intellectual leap to a position that feels different as much in ...

Against Deconstruction 1990, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691014845

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Against Deconstruction 1989, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691067544