deconstruct = 'undermine or discredit (an artistic work), as by parody, locating in an antithetical context, etc.'

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Nov 14 19:55:10 UTC 2010

Good -- a deconstruction of deconstructionism, attaching a negative
characteristic to it. (Destructionism?)


At 11/14/2010 10:48 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>2009 Sam Stagg _Born to be Hurt_  [N.Y.: St. Martin's Press] 101: Since
>nothing in Sirk is accidental, I'm convinced that somehow he intended to
>desconstruct her evil masterpiece [_Triumph of the Will_].
>Stagg is referring to director Douglas Sirk's use of images reminiscent of
>some of those in Leni Riefenstahl's _T of the R_ but in an anti-Nazi movie,
>_Hitler's Madman_ (1943).
>"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>The American Dialect Society -

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