Ron Givens
March 01, 1991 AT 05:00 AM EST

Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul De Man

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
David Lehman
genre
Biography, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man is a remarkably lucid, hilarious exposé of Nazi propagandist and literary con man Paul de Man, plus the history of how his academic disciples deconstructed themselves trying to whitewash De Man’s disgrace. As much fun in its highbrow way as Marathon Man. A

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