Claude Rawson, 5 April 1984
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Faber, 327 pp., £15, February 1984, 0 571 13264 2Show More
The Deconstructive Turn: Essays in the Rhetoric of Philosophy by Christopher Norris.
Methuen, 201 pp., £4.95, December 1983, 0 416 36140 4Show More
The New Pelican Guide to English Literature. Vol. VIII: The Present edited by Boris Ford.
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“... come up with the names of Hugh Kenner, Denis Donoghue, Geoffrey Hill, Robert M. Adams, Michael Foot, Norman Brown, J. Middleton Murry, George Orwell, André Breton, F.R. Leavis. Said’s overlooking of most (not all) of these might strike you as a shade provincial, but they aren’t much to his point, since what he really means is ‘the major ...”