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Derrida Reader : Writing Performances (98 Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

In the English-speaking world, Jacques Derridas writings have most influenced the discipline of literary studies. Yet what has emerged since the initial phase of Derridas influence on the study of English literature, classed under the rubric of deconstruction, has often been disowned by Derrida. What, then, can Derrida teach us about literary language, about the rhetoric of literature, and about questions concerning style, form, and structure?

The Derrida Reader draws together a number of Derridas most interesting and idiosyncratic essays that treat literary language, the idea of the literary, and questions of poetics and poetry. The essays discuss single tropes or concepts, a figure such as metaphor, the ideas of titles and signatures, proper names, and Derridas thinking on such subjects as undecidability or aporia. The editors introduction is a demonstration in practice of how Derrida reads and how he adapts the act of reading to the text or figure in question. The introduction also outlines each essays main points, its usefulness for reading literary texts, and its particular area of interest. The Derrida Reader thus provides students of literature with a focused, contextualized, and readily understandable volume.

About the Author

Julian Wolfreys is a research fellow at the University of Dundee. He is the author of Being English: Narratives, Idioms, and Performances of National Identity from Coleridge to Trollope.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803298071
Subtitle:
Writing Performances
Editor:
Wolfreys, Julian
Editor:
Wolfreys, Julian
Author:
Wolfreys, Julian
Author:
Derrida, Jacques
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Writing
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Derrida, jacques, 1930-
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Stages
Series Volume:
v. 15
Publication Date:
19980801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.13 lb

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