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Self-Consuming Artifacts: The Experience of Seventeenth-Century Literature

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This text offers theoretical statement and practical criticism of 17th century texts.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Duquesne University Press (first published 1973)
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Stanley Eugene Fish is an American literary theorist and legal scholar. He was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He is often associated with postmodernism, at times to his irritation, as he describes himself as an anti-foundationalist.

He is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a Professor of Law at Florida International University, in Miami, as well as
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