Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence's "The Blind Man."

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    • Abstract:
      At a time when the turn to history and various forms of cultural studies frames the practice of literary studies as an either/or choice between a cultural/historical criticism of political engagement with issues of race, gender and ethnicity, or a retreat into formalism and aesthetic, we are in danger of losing sight of the most valuable lesson of deconstruction: that whatever else literary critics do we must read texts closely. Taking as it starting point, D. H. Lawrence's aphorism "The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it," this paper offers an analysis of D. H. Lawrence's short story "The Blind Man" to demonstrate that the charges most frequently levelled against deconstruction—that is leads to relativism, anarchy, conservatism, meaninglessness and paralyzing undecidability—are not supported by a deconstructionist reading of Lawrence's story. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Regina
    • ISSN:
      0093-3139
    • Accession Number:
      10.1353/lit.2007.0002
    • Accession Number:
      23875806
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    • ABNT:
      CLAUSSON, N. Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s “The Blind Man.” College Literature, [s. l.], v. 34, n. 1, p. 106–128, 2007. DOI 10.1353/lit.2007.0002. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=23875806&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 11 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Clausson N. Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s “The Blind Man.” College Literature. 2007;34(1):106-128. doi:10.1353/lit.2007.0002.
    • APA:
      Clausson, N. (2007). Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s “The Blind Man.” College Literature, 34(1), 106–128. https://doi.org/10.1353/lit.2007.0002
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Clausson, Nils. 2007. “Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘The Blind Man.’” College Literature 34 (1): 106–28. doi:10.1353/lit.2007.0002.
    • Harvard:
      Clausson, N. (2007) ‘Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s “The Blind Man.”’, College Literature, 34(1), pp. 106–128. doi: 10.1353/lit.2007.0002.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Clausson, N 2007, ‘Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s “The Blind Man.”’, College Literature, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 106–128, viewed 11 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Clausson, Nils. “Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘The Blind Man.’” College Literature, vol. 34, no. 1, Winter 2007, pp. 106–128. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/lit.2007.0002.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Clausson, Nils. “Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘The Blind Man.’” College Literature 34, no. 1 (Winter 2007): 106–28. doi:10.1353/lit.2007.0002.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Clausson N. Practicing Deconstruction, Again: Blindness, Insight and the Lovely Treachery of Words in D. H. Lawrence’s “The Blind Man.” College Literature [Internet]. 2007 Winter [cited 2019 Dec 11];34(1):106–28. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=23875806&custid=s6224580