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Misreading Greenberg Nov 13, 2002
The last part of this book, the "previously unpublished debate with Clement Greenberg" is the most valuable, as it presents Greenberg in his own words. De Duve cannot keep up in this debate, and must be corrected on his misinterpretations and misunderstandings numerous times. Unfortunately, de Duve is all alone in the first part of the book, so his malformed thoughts on Greenberg's ideas do not receive the necessary corrective. The book is, however, useful to any close readers of Greenberg (de Duve himself admits that he is not among the closest of readers) as it clearly demonstrates the failures of logic that seem endemic to Clem's critics. Sit back and watch the intellectual breakdown in action... a little funny, but mostly frustrating.