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  • Guillory remarks the binary oppositions that seem to line up in de Man's analysis (metaphor vs. metonymy, necessity vs. contiguity) and then asks his leading question: "What if the role assigned to the Jakobsonian tropes were determined from the first by the concepts of necessity and contingency, and tropes were being employed simply as the 'technical' rhetorical names for these thematic notions?"

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

  • He chooses as his object de Man's reading of Proust in Allegories of Reading — a shrewd choice, for it is one of de Man's earliest efforts at "rhetorical reading," and its heavy reliance on a Jakobsonian opposition between metaphor and metonymy offers Guillory opportunities.

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

  • De Man did not build any of his other early-70s essays so squarely over the Jakobsonian metaphor-metonymy divide.

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

  • The Jakobsonian heritage weighs heavily here, as Guillory says, but need not propel us all the way down to "the actual syntax of the sentence, without which no sentence could exist."

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

  • You want to point out the paragraph that begins, "In short, if the Jakobsonian analysis is faithful to Saussure in this matter..."

    Purple Slurple: Find a Needle in a Haystack

  • These intersecting axes - structure and strategy - are organised along the lines of the Jakobsonian

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  • I'm not necessarily interested in the "poet's novel," of the sort I think Brian Phillips talks about or will talk about in an upcoming issue of Poetry: that is, a novel in which the poetic function of language (to be Jakobsonian) takes precedence over plot and character.

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