The Derrida Reader

The Derrida Reader : Writing Performances

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This reader brings together selected (complete or self-contained) texts which are not generally anthologised, particularly those which deal with specifically literary writers and literary topics. The collection focuses on a number of texts which address French writers and writers in French, such as Valery, Rousseau, Levi-Strauss, Baudelaire, Mallarme, while also addressing other concerns prominent throughout Derrida's career as a writer, such as Plato, Freud and Marx.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24mm | 629g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748609644
  • 9780748609642

About Jacques Derrida

Julian Wolfreys is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, with the Department of English and Drama, at Loughborough University. He has published extensively on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature, and theoretical approaches to literature. His most recent books are Thomas Hardy and Literature, in Theory. He is currently working on The Derrida Wordbook (EUP) and a study of the relation between philosophy and poetry in the nineteenth century.
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This is a good anthology and will serve well the teacher of deconstruction This is a good anthology and will serve well the teacher of deconstruction
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Table of contents

Justifying the unjustifiable - a supplementary introduction. Part I: scribble - writing power; the battle of proper names (from "Of Grammatology"); the originary metaphor (from "Of Grammatology"); the "Retrait" of metaphor; economimesis. Part II: the time before the first (from "Dissemination"); from "Specters of Marx"; from "Memoirs of the blind"; the logic of the living feminine (from "Otobiographies"); qual quelle - Valery's sources; Khora.
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