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The Double Life of Paul de Man

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Thirty years after his death in 1983, Yale University professor Paul de Man remains a haunting figure. The Nazi collaborator and chameleon-like intellectual created with Deconstruction a literary movement so pervasive that it threatened to topple the very foundation of literature and history itself. The revelation in 1988 that de Man had written a collaborationist and anti-Semitic article led to his intellectual downfall, yet biographer Evelyn Barish apprehended that nothing appeared to contextualize the life he assiduously sought to conceal. Relying on archival research and hundreds of interviews, Barish evokes figures such as Mary McCarthy, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Jacques Derrida. Reexamining de Man’s life, particularly in prewar Europe and his reincarnation in postwar America, she reveals, among other things, his embezzlement schemes, his lack of an undergraduate degree, and his bigamous marriage. The life of the man who despised narrative, particularly biography, finally is revealed in depth in this searching portrait of Paul de Man and his era. 8 pages of photographs

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An explosive biography, decades in the making, reveals the secret past of the academic who held an entire generation in his thrall.

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A landmark biography that reveals the secret past of one of the most influential academics of the twentieth century.

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Over thirty years after his death in 1983, Paul de Man, a hugely charismatic intellectual who created with deconstruction an ideology so pervasive that it threatened to topple the very foundations of literature, remains a haunting and still largely unexamined figure. Deeply influential, de Man and his theory-driven philosophy were so dominant that his passing received front-page coverage, suggesting that a cult hero, if not intellectual rock star, had met an untimely end.

About the Author

Evelyn Barish is a professor at City University of New York's Graduate Center and its College of Staten Island, and the author of Emerson:The Roots of Prophecy, for which she won the Christian Gauss Award. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871403261
Author:
Barish, Evelyn
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Biography-Philosophers
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of photographs
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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"Synopsis" by , An explosive biography, decades in the making, reveals the secret past of the academic who held an entire generation in his thrall.
"Synopsis" by , A landmark biography that reveals the secret past of one of the most influential academics of the twentieth century.
"Synopsis" by , Over thirty years after his death in 1983, Paul de Man, a hugely charismatic intellectual who created with deconstruction an ideology so pervasive that it threatened to topple the very foundations of literature, remains a haunting and still largely unexamined figure. Deeply influential, de Man and his theory-driven philosophy were so dominant that his passing received front-page coverage, suggesting that a cult hero, if not intellectual rock star, had met an untimely end.
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