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    Deracination: Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative.Walter A. Davis - 2001 - SUNY Press.
    Attempts to comprehend the traumatic significance of Hiroshima in order to construct a new theory of history.
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    Inwardness and Existence: Subjectivity in/and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx, and Freud.Walter Albert Davis - 1989 - University of Wisconsin Press.
    Davis roots the reader in the enterprise of questioning what is given and probing beyond what is safe in order to demonstrate that psychoanalytic inquiry, Marxist politics, existential reflection, and dialectical connection all move within ...
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    Offending the Profession.Walter A. Davis - 1984 - Critical Inquiry 10 (4):706-718.
    Fish has always been adept at revising his position to incorporate what he’s learned from his critics while repaying the favor by assigning them a position they never took. The latter practice naturally helps conceal the borrowings, but as Fish’s position evolves it becomes progressively difficult to determine who is the author of his essays. I am, of course, gratified to see how much Fish has learned from me. It is salutary to find that Fish is finally just a humble (...)
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    Offending the Profession (After Peter Handke).Walter A. Davis - 1984 - Critical Inquiry 10 (4):706-718.
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    The Fisher King: "Wille zur Macht" in Baltimore.Walter A. Davis - 1984 - Critical Inquiry 10 (4):668-694.
    Interpretation is an institutional activity and that may be the most significant fact about it; we are, indeed, a profession, and as such we train students to think about literature in certain ways. Membership in the community is determined by how well one masters the rules of the game. These inescapable facts may be the source of our greatest problems—or their hidden solution. Stanley Fish champions the latter alternative, arguing, in his most recent book, that “the interpretive community” is the (...)
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