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The Paul De Man Notebooks

Paul de Man and Martin McQuillan


This anthology opens up Paul de Man's archive of notebooks, critical texts and papers for the first time and offers a fascinating insight into the work of one of the twentieth century's most important literary theorists. It collects thirty-six texts and papers from the Paul de Man archive, including essays on art and literature, translations, critical fragments, research plans, interviews and reports on the state of comparative literature. These are organised into four sections — texts, translations, teachings, and research. The volume also engages with Paul de Man's institutional life, gather ... More

Keywords: institutional life, Paul de Man, literary theory, literary theorist, comparative literature, American academy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748641048
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul de Man, author

Martin McQuillan, editor

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1 The Drawings of Paul Valéry (1948)

Translated from the French by Richard Howard

2 Jacques Villon (1952)

Translated from the Swedish by Jarkko Toikkanen and Kati Toikkanen

7 On Reading Rousseau (1977)

Martin McQuillan

9 Rousseau and English Romanticism (1978)

Translated from the French by Patience Moll

15 Hölderlin and the Essence of Poetry1 (1959)

Paul de Man's translation of Martin Heidegger

16 Essay on the Origin of Language: Melody and Musical Imitation are Being Considered

Paul and Patricia de Man's translation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

21 Comparative Literature 817a: Aesthetic Theory from Kant to Hegel

Mr de Man. Wednesdays, 3:30–5:20 p.m. Comparative Literature Library.

23 Literature Z: Exercise II

Martin McQuillan

24 Rhetorical Readings

Director: Paul de Man, Yale University

26 Seminar on “Aesthetic Theory from Kant to Hegel”. Yale University, Fall Semester, 1982

Compiled from the lecture notes of Roger Blood, Cathy Caruth, and Suzanne Roos1

36 11/3/82

Martin McQuillan