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The Marrano SpecterDerrida and Hispanism$
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Erin Graff Zivin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823277674

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823277674.001.0001

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Two Sides of the Same Coin? Form, Matter, and Secrecy in Derrida, de Man, and Borges

Two Sides of the Same Coin? Form, Matter, and Secrecy in Derrida, de Man, and Borges

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(p.81) Chapter 5 Two Sides of the Same Coin? Form, Matter, and Secrecy in Derrida, de Man, and Borges
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The Marrano Specter
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Patrick Dove

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823277674.003.0006

Chapter 5 challenges the automatic association between deconstruction and the work of Derrida by turning to the critical legacy of Paul de Man in Latin American literary studies. Dove evaluates Roberto Bolaño’s posthumous opus magnum through competing theoretical accounts of allegory taken from Paul de Man and Fredric Jameson. Bolaño’s novel both alludes to a Jamesonian notion of “national allegory” and performs its exhaustion in the time of neoliberal-administered globalization. In that light, Dove asks what the accounts of allegory found in de Man might still have to say to us today: Can de Man’s account of allegory as narrative postulation or performance of a radical anteriority help to understand how Bolaño’s novel shapes an idea of time that serves as an alternative to modern conceptualizations of historical time?

Keywords:   Allegory, form, Roberto Bolaño, secret

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