Synopses & Reviews
Nietzsche has recently enjoyed much scrutiny from the nouveaux critiques
. Jacques Derrida, the leader of that movement, here combines in his strikingly original and incisive fashion questions of sexuality, politics, writing, judgment, procreation, death, and even the weather into a far-reaching analysis of the challenges bequeathed to the modern world by Nietzsche.
Spurs, then, is aptly titled, for Derrida's "deconstructions" of Nietzsche's meanings will surely act as spurs to further thought and controversy. This dual-language edition offers the English-speaking reader who has some knowledge of French an opportunity to examine the stylistic virtuosity of Derrida's writing—of particular significance for his analysis of "the question of style."
About the Author
Jacques Derrida is directeur d'études at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale. Among his many books are Given Time, Dissemination, Margins of Philosophy, Of Spirit, Positioins, The Post Card, The Truth in Painting, and Writing and Difference all published by the University of Chicago Press.
Table of Contents
Coup sur coup: Pré face à Éperons
Coup upon Coup: An Introduction to Spurs, Stefano Agosti
Éperons: Les Styles de Nietzsche
Spurs: Nietzsche's Styles
La question du style / The question of style
Voiles / Veils
Vérités / Truths
Parures / Adornments
La simulation / Simulation
> / "History of an error"
Le regard d'CEdipe / The gaze of Oedipus
Le coup de don
Abî mes de la vérité / Abysses of truth
> / "I have forgotten my umbrella"