On Nov. 12, 1764, while sailing in search of the fabled southern continent through the Straits of Magellan toward the Pacific, John Byron and his men suddenly saw what looked like an enormous land mass that continued off into the distance. His disa [...]
Balzac's Comedy of Words. By Martin Kanes. Princeton $14.50.
SOME years ago Yves Bonnefoy contrasted Anglo-American and French critics. His remarks appropriately dwelt on our virtually exclusive interest in "meaning." He neglected an equally import [...]
Christian Metz's Le Significant imaginaire, which appeared in 1977, provides an admirable synthesis of much current theory emanating from France and la nouvelle critique. He insists on the importance of such binary systems as paradigm and syntagma [...]