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Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons (Paperback)
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Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons (Paperback)

Paperback 249 Pages / Published: 31/12/1984
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An evaluation of the importance of textual criticism in evaluation of important literary works, based on his study of important American literary works by authors such as James, Crane, and Mailer.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810106673
Number of pages: 249
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 20 mm

""Flawed Texts & Verbal Icons" is a passionate, unsparing, brilliant, and witty bok. Above all, it is an important book--a principled manifesto whose implications are revolutionary not just for textual scholars or for critics of American fiction but for the entire field of literary study. Henceforth, critics who overlook or lightly dismiss Hershel Parker's argument will do so at their peril." --Frederick Crews

""Flawed Texts & Verbal Icons" is wonderfully written and absolutely captivating. I look forward to the reviews; it should certainly stir things up." --Stanley Fish

"An important and comprehensively subversive book. Parker's intensive investigations of the perilous and sometimes disastrous textual histories of American novels many of them victimized by their own authors provide the basis for a tough-minded and zestfully combatitve attack on major aspects of modern editorial theory and practice on current critical assumptions about the 'authorless text.'"
Michael Millgate, University of Toronto"

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