The debate up to the mid-1980s is collected in a helpful though incomplete volume, The Purloined Poe .   The volume does not include, for instance, Richard Hull's reading based on the work of Michel Foucault , in which he argues that "'The Purloined Letter' is a good text for questioning the metalinguistic claim that artists can't avoid doing surveillance, because it is a discourse on poetry's superiority over surveillance."  Slavoj Žižek asks "So why does a letter always arrive at its destination? Why could it not—sometimes at least—also fail to reach it?"  Hollis Robbins critiques Derrida for his own blindness to patriotism in prefacing his reading of "The Purloined Letter" with a reading of " The Emperor's New Clothes ": "In Derrida's view, both Poe's story and Andersen's feature a king whose manhood is imperiled, who is surrounded by habit-driven and ineffectual civil servants, and who is saved by an individual who sees what is obvious... Both save the crown from further embarrassment... There is never a question that a king could or should fall from grace."