Ihab Hassan

Ihab Hassan Quotes

  • ''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).
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  • ''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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