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Paul De Man

“Prior to any generalization about literature, literary texts have to be read, and the possibility of reading can never be taken for granted. It is an act of understanding that can never be observed, nor in any way prescribed or verified.”


Paul De Man, Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism
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Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism by Paul De Man
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