killing-clothes loiter and break-down blacksmiths' hairy environs, cinder-lithe waists massive overhand place.
Whose heart is deaf? He who frames the terms of the argument is only listening to the echoes of his own non-hearing, right? Is this what De Mann meant by the violence of language?Most blindness is only partial and well-intentioned at that--but the harm it does is still incalculable.
Whoops, it's Paul de Man who talks about the violence of conceptual totalization, not another critic with the similar name "Mann."
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