Paul de Man (December 6, 1919 December 21, 1983) was a Belgian-born deconstructionist literary critic and theorist.
Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.
Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -- and even, in certain respects, would be -- the most modern of critical movements.
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