The Derrida Reader : Writing Performances
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.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 156 x 234mm | 818g
- 01 May 1998
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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.
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
About Jacques Derrida
Julian Wolfreys is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture with the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University.