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Few thinkers of the latter half of the twentieth century have so profoundly and radically transformed our understanding of writing and literature as Jacques Derrida (1930-2004). Derridian deconstruction remains one of the most powerful intellectual movements of the present century, and Derrida's own innovative writings on literature and philosophy are crucially relevant for any understanding of the future of literature and literary criticism today. Derrida's own manner of writing is complex and challenging and has often been misrepresented or misunderstood. In this book, Leslie Hill provides an accessible introduction to Derrida's writings on literature which presupposes no prior knowledge of Derrida's work. He explores in detail Derrida's relationship to literary theory and criticism, and offers close readings of some of Derrida's best known essays. This introduction will help those coming to Derrida's work for the first time, and suggests further directions to take in studying this hugely influential thinker.

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A readable introduction to one of the most influential thinkers and writers about literature and theory.

Synopsis:

Few thinkers of the twentieth century have so profoundly and radically transformed our understanding of writing and literature as Jacques Derrida (1930-2004). This book provides an accessible introduction to Derrida's writings on literature which presupposes no prior knowledge of his work.

Synopsis:

Few thinkers, in the latter half of the twentieth century, so profoundly and radically transformed our understanding of writing and literature as Jacques Derrida (1930–2004). Derrida's work on literary texts is intricate and challenging and has often been misunderstood or misrepresented. In this book, Leslie Hill provides an accessible introduction to Derrida's writings on literature which presupposes no prior knowledge of Derrida's work. He explores in detail Derrida's account of some of the leading literary figures of the last century and a half and explains why Derrida is neither a literary theorist nor a literary critic and why deconstruction is a rigorous and affirmative way with texts and textuality.

About the Author

Leslie Hill is Professor of French Studies at the University of Warwick.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Life; 2. Contexts; 3. Work; 4. Reception and further reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521682817
Author:
Hill, Leslie
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Derrida, Jacques
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Theory
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
8.94x6.17x.36 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A readable introduction to one of the most influential thinkers and writers about literature and theory.
"Synopsis" by , Few thinkers of the twentieth century have so profoundly and radically transformed our understanding of writing and literature as Jacques Derrida (1930-2004). This book provides an accessible introduction to Derrida's writings on literature which presupposes no prior knowledge of his work.
"Synopsis" by , Few thinkers, in the latter half of the twentieth century, so profoundly and radically transformed our understanding of writing and literature as Jacques Derrida (1930–2004). Derrida's work on literary texts is intricate and challenging and has often been misunderstood or misrepresented. In this book, Leslie Hill provides an accessible introduction to Derrida's writings on literature which presupposes no prior knowledge of Derrida's work. He explores in detail Derrida's account of some of the leading literary figures of the last century and a half and explains why Derrida is neither a literary theorist nor a literary critic and why deconstruction is a rigorous and affirmative way with texts and textuality.
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