Christopher Norris, 19 January 1984
Show More Text Production by Michael Riffaterre, translated by Terese Lyons.
Columbia, 341 pp., $32.50, September 1983, 0 231 05334 7Show More
Writing and the Experience of Limits by Philippe Sollers, edited by David Hayman, translated by Philip Barnard.
Columbia, 242 pp., $31.50, September 1983, 0 231 05292 8Show More
The Reach of Criticism: Method and Perception in Literary Theory by Paul Fry.
Yale, 239 pp., £18, October 1984, 0 300 02924 1Show More
Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism by Paul de Man, edited by Wlad Godzich.
Methuen, 308 pp., £7.50, November 1983, 0 416 35860 8Show More
Displacement: Derrida and After edited by Mark Krupnick.
Indiana, 198 pp., £9.75, December 1983, 0 253 31803 3Show More
Authoritarian Fictions: The Ideological Novel as a Literary Genre by Susan Rubin Suleiman.
Columbia, 299 pp., £39, August 1983, 0 231 05492 0Show More
“... One gets the impression from Riffaterre’s book that he enjoys playing single-minded hedgehog to the foxy representatives of Parisian post-structuralist fashion. Despite some fairly arcane terminology, he is basically an old-style formalist whose forays into theory are largely in the service of traditional interpretative ends. The literary text, for Riffaterre, is an object of patient and erudite close-reading, a ‘monument’ whose utterly distinctive character the critic sets out to describe and explain ...”