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16 March 1989
Wartime Journalism, 1939-1943 
by Paul de Man and Werner Hamacher, edited by Neil Hertz and Thomas Keenan.
Nebraska, 399 pp., £28, October 1988, 9780803216846
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Critical Writings 1953-1978 
by Paul de Man, edited by Lindsay Waters.
Minnesota, 228 pp., $39.50, April 1989, 0 8166 1695 7
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Paul de Man: Deconstruction and the Critique of Aesthetic Ideology 
by Christopher Norris.
Routledge, 218 pp., £25, October 1988, 0 415 90079 4
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Reading de Man Reading 
edited by Lindsay Waters and Wlad Godzich.
Minnesota, 312 pp., $39.50, April 1989, 0 8166 1660 4
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... away, is simply absurd. Taken as literary criticism, they seem to offer few hints of the writer’s future interests, though in saying so I find myself slightly, and unwillingly, at odds with both LindsayWaters and Jacques Derrida. Some of de Man’s judgments are routine – he thought very highly of Charles Morgan, for instance, as the French did in those days. He speaks well of Valéry, and that ...


John Sutherland: The crisis in academic publishing

22 January 2004
... Let those who can’t publish books go to the wall, asserts another of more Darwinist inclination (he has two titles to his name and evidently sees no reason why the ladder shouldn’t be pulled up). LindsayWaters, executive editor for the humanities at Harvard University Press, vigorously denies that he, and his fellow academic publishers, are becoming cynically profit-driven. The real fault, he argues ...

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