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Corngold's finding — "A literary history including Nietzsche and Kafka halts before the interminable reversal, the unstable chiasm, indwelling their positions" — was accompanied by a further bow to de Man, who had given him the idea of sniffing out "chiasmi" in the first place (p. 163).
Bahti notes that the poem's chiasmi of repeating words can be noticed even by a reader who doesn't know
In "Kant and Schiller," de Man shows how Schiller's sublime forms a symmetrical set of chiasmi that allows for safe travel in the universe.
Because you've still got to get through the bravura double chiasmi of "interstate commerce" and