The originary hypothesis creates a “new way of thinking,” as Eric Gans has so often said. A way of thinking involves a new vocabulary and grammar; it puts words to new use, generates new questions and imperatives. Any new way of thinking would do this; all the more so must one founded […]
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I wrote this review essay over a year ago, in hopes of landing a quick publication. The trajectory of my argument was crystal clear to me. I tried Contagion and a few others, but no bites. Among the criticisms was that Jefferson’s book, On Michael Jackson, did not warrant the Girardian analysis I subjected […]
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