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Richard King

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The Problem of Reading

Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural Criticism. By Hayden White. Johns Hopkins. $17.50. On Difficulty. By George Steiner. Oxford. $10.95. It is increasingly apparent that our dominant model of theoretical self-understanding derives from lingui [...]

Reforming German History

The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust and German National Identity. By Charles S. Maier. Harvard. $22.50. Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust: Narrative and the Consequences of Interpretation. By James E. Young. Indiana. $27.50. Roughly speaki [...]