David Bromwich, 7 October 1993
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Serenity in Crisis: A Preface to Paul de Man 1939-1960 by Ortwin de Graef.
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“... and was convinced that literature must be unique in the knowledge it afforded, or else in giving a master-clue to the delusion of every sort of knowledge including its own. A stance like his might plausibly lead away from the study of literature, into politics for example, or the study of philosophy or psychology. Yet he appears by temperament ...”