Old Dualities

Old Dualities

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Tiefensee contends that Kroetsch and his critics have, to some degree, misunderstood the implications of Derrida's qdeconstructionq and adhere to a Bloomian qmisreadingq which is firmly grounded in traditional philosophy. She addresses the metaphysical presuppositions that govern Kroetsch's criticism, literary theory, and novels and considers the extent to which his theoretical pronouncements have determined his critics' readings of his work, concluding that Kroetsch reaffirms the very values, conventions, and attitudes he claims to resist.grizzly, lifted into the sun, his prick and testicles hung over us like a handful of dead ripe berriesaquot; (268a€”9). ... the last pompous sentence he ever wrote, the only poem he ever wrote, a love poem to me, his only daughter, and I threw it into the lake where it too might drowna€ (269a€”70). ... love poem to herself.4 Her quest is to aquot;find and free the imprisoned ghosta€ (199) of a loving and not absent father who is anbsp;...

Title:Old Dualities
Author:Dianne Tiefensee
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1994-07-29


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