Abstract

Radical Indecision charts three theorists’ strategies for dealing with the “indispensable inadequacy” of literary criticism. Discussing the writings of Roland Barthes, Maurice Blanchot and Jacques Derrida, Leslie Hill describes indecision not as the failing of a particular interpretive school or trend, but as an enabling condition of the entire critical endeavor. Instead of something to be denied, or even readily overcome, indecision in Hill’s view is integral to all criticism, justice and evaluation. Hill argues that although criticism is perpetually called upon to decide, it is propelled by the persistence of the irresolvable.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1464
Print ISSN
0022-281X
Pages
pp. 143-145
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-11
Open Access
No
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