Ihab Hassan


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Ihab Habib Hassan (born 1925) is an American literary theorist and writer born in Egypt.

He was born in Cairo, Egypt, and emigrated to the United States in 1946. Currently he is Emeritus Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His writings include Radical Innocence: Studies in the Contemporary American Novel (1961), The Literature of Silence: Henry Miller and ... more »

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  • ''The (post) structuralist temper requires too great a depersonalization of the writing/speaking subject. Writing becomes plagiarism; speaking becomes quoting. Meanwhile, we do write, we do speak.''
    Ihab Hassan (b. 1925), U.S. critic. repr. In The Right Promethean Fire (1980). "The Re-Vision of Literature," New Literary History (Autumn 1976).
  • ''Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear.''
    Ihab Hassan (b. 1925), U.S. critic. The Right Promethean Fire, preface (1980).
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