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Richard Poirier • 57 Items / 11 Books, 25 Articles, 21 Reviews
The Performing Self (1971)
Compositions and Decompositions in the Languages of Contemporary Life
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Published Reviews
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    How to Be a Culture Hero (Review)
    The Performing Self, by Richard Poirier
    1. The Performing Self by Richard Poirier
    National Review, June 15, 1971, p. 658
  2. Books
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    Rap! Rap! Who's There! (Review)
    The Performing Self, by Richard Poirier
    1. The Performing Self by Richard Poirier
    The New Republic, May 1, 1971, pp. 25-26
  3. The Revolving Bookstand
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    Signs of the Times (3 Reviews)
    The Performing Self, by Richard Poirier
    1. The Performing Self by Richard Poirier
    2. Blindness and Insight by Paul de Man
    3. The Modern Spirit by Robert Langbaum
    The American Scholar, Winter 1972, pp. 146-157
  4. Books
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    Professors Are Too Sophisticated (3 Reviews)
    Liberations, by Ihab Hassan
    1. Liberations by Ihab Hassan
    2. The Dismemberment of Orpheus by Ihab Habib Hassan
    3. The Performing Self by Richard Poirier
    The Saturday Review, May 22, 1971, pp. 23-25
  5. Special Book Section: Literature & Criticism
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    Sailing to Byzantium (10 Reviews)
    The Lengthening Shadows, by John Press
    1. The Lengthening Shadows by John Press
    2. Modern Essays by Frank Kermode
    3. The Dismemberment of Orpheus by Ihab Habib Hassan
    4. The Performing Self by Richard Poirier
    5. Dionysus and the City by Monroe K. Spears
    6. The Society of the Poem by Jonathan Raban
    7. The Practice of Poetry by Robin Skelton
    8. In Bluebeard's Castle by George Steiner
    9. Poetic Closure by Barbara Herrnstein Smith
    10. Poetries and Sciences by I.A. Richards
    Encounter, December 1971, pp. 43-47