Quotation by Ihab Hassan

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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