Geoffrey H. Hartman, Scholar Who Saw Literary Criticism as Art, Dies at 86

Posted on March 20, 2016

Geoffrey H. Hartman, a Kind from Frankfurt and a literary critic whose work took in the Romantic poets, Judaic sacred texts, Holocaust studies, deconstruction and the workings of memory — and took on the very function of criticism itself — died on March 14 at his home in Hamden, Conn. He was 86.

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