Jacques Derrida (Religion and Postmodernism Series

By: Bennington, Geoffrey; Derrida, Jacques

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 417 pages. Previous owner's note on pastedown endpaper.

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This extraordinary book offers a clear and compelling biography of Jacques Derrida along with one of Derrida's strangest and most unexpected texts. Geoffrey Bennington's account of Derrida leads the reader through the philosopher's familiar yet widely misunderstood work on language and writing to the less familiar themes of signature, sexual difference, law, and affirmation. In an unusual and unprecedented "dialogue," Derrida responds to Bennington's text by interweaving Bennington's text with surprising and disruptive "periphrases." Truly original, this dual and dueling text opens new dimensions in Derrida's thought and work.

"Bennington is a shrewd and well-informed commentator whose book should do something to convince the skeptics . . . that Jacques Derrida's work merits serious attention."--Christopher Norris, New Statesman & Society

"Geoffrey Bennington and Jacques Derrida have presented a fascinating example of what might be called post-structuralist autobiography."--Laurie Volpe, French Review

"Bennington's account of what Derrida is up to is better in almost all respects--more intelligent, more plausible, more readable, and less pretentious--than any other I have read."--Richard Rorty, Contemporary Literature

Title: Jacques Derrida (Religion and Postmodernism Series

Author: Bennington, Geoffrey; Derrida, Jacques

Categories: Philosophy, Religion, General,

Edition: 2

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1993

ISBN Number: 0226042618

ISBN Number 13: 9780226042619

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 135753