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The Curtain: An Essay in Se...

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"m.k. defines the novel as an art form that, in each successful instance, redefines the boundaries of human experience."
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The Western Canon

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"just the fact that h.b. attempted something like this makes it worth reading, however one feels about curmudgeons."
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S/Z

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"like h.b.'s western canon, r.b.'s undertaking is immense, but microscopic in vision where h.b.'s is macroscopic."
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The Pleasure of the Text

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Image, Music, Text

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"r.b.'s attempt to scientifically define the elements of narrative in "introduction to the structural analysis of narratives" is beautiful, luxurious, and doomed to failure. nonetheless, as a meditation on the nature of narrative, it stands as a work of art in its own right."
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Illuminations: Essays and R...

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Against Interpretation and ...

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"s.s. argues that criticism should be a labor of love, that is should seek to create more art that stands on two feet as opposed to opting for biographism, interdisciplinary lensing, or "
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At the Same Time: Essays an...

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Where the Stress Falls: Essays

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Under the Sign of Saturn: E...

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