Paul de Man
Historical Figure
Nationality: Belgium (spent most of his adult life in exile)
Date of Birth: 1919
Date of Death: 1983
Cause of Death: Cancer
Occupation: Philosopher, Author of Non-Fiction, Educator
Parents: Robert de Man, Madeleine De Braey
Spouse: Anaïde Baraghian (divorced);
Patricia Kelly (married before divorce was final)
Children: Five
Fictional Appearances:
"Deconstruction Gang"
Set in OTL (?)
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

Paul Adolph Michel Deman (later de Man) (December 6, 1919 – December 21, 1983) was a Belgian-born deconstructionist literary critic and theorist. De Man elaborated a distinct deconstruction in his philosophically-oriented literary criticism of Romanticism.

Paul de Man in "Deconstruction Gang"[]

A young doctor of philosophy in English was able to secure a job as part of a road deconstruction gang after intelligently answering a question about Paul de Man. Furthermore, de Man's principals were instrumental in the deconstruction gang's work.[1]


  1. E.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, pgs. 121, 124, tpb.